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Debate over the political role of the media

A pro-government commentator speculates that in case of a Fidesz defeat in the election, the opposition would eliminate all critical media outlets. A conservative critic of the government thinks that Fidesz overestimates the importance of the media.

Autumn legislative session opens

At the opening session of the autumn parliamentary season, the governing party and the opposition exchanged blows over immigration and corruption – and so have the dailies.

PM Orbán meeting EPP leaders

The first comments on the outcome of the European People’s Party Presidency meeting on Hungary express a mixture of confusion and contradictions on whether the Prime Minister made concessions in Brussels, or defended his positions against criticism and pressure.

Hillary Clinton’s health problems

Commenting on the sudden collapse of the democratic presidential nominee during Sunday's 9/11 anniversary commemoration at Ground Zero, the leading left-wing daily complains that neither candidate is willing to release relevant data about themselves, while a radical conservative commentator suspects that the scene was the beginning of the end of Mrs Clinton’s presidential aspirations.

Russia’s role on the agenda of the NATO summit

A conservative columnist calls on NATO to stop provoking Russia. A left-wing commentator thinks that President Putin wants to restore his power through the military.

Anti-elitist revolution envisioned after Brexit vote

Encouraged by the result of the referendum in the UK, one right-wing pundit writes about an ‘elite-hating’ revolution, while another argues that liberal democracies are under the thumb of aristocracies.

Brexit: what comes next?

Commentators across the political spectrum assess the implications of Brexit for the EU, and try to guess what it all means for Hungary.

Dispute over migration rumbles on

PM Orbán’s speech at the European Parliament continues to be a major subject of debate. Conservative commentators tend to agree that Hungary should not become more open to migrants, while left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of xenophobia.

Orbán’s foreign policy doctrine in focus

Commenting on the government’s foreign affairs strategy, most left-wing and liberal commentators accuse PM Orbán of selling out to Moscow. Right-wing pundits, on the other hand, defend what they see as the government’s pragmatic and balanced foreign affairs vision. Some moderate analysts castigate mindless exaggerations and ideologically motivated approaches on ...

Hungary GDP grows by 3.5 per cent in 2014

After the publication of 2014 growth data which exceeds even the most optimistic estimates, the leading left-wing daily suggests that the government should spend more on welfare. A conservative columnist believes that fast economic growth can be sustained.