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Dispute over homosexuality rolls on


A liberal pundit lambasts Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry President for a homophobic statement. A pro-government columnist thinks that gays should not be discriminated but accuses LMBT organizations of trying to change young people’s sexual orientation. READ MORE

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Budapest at loggerheads with the government over the Athletics World Championship and the Fudan campus


A pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of using both the planned athletics event and the Fudan campus as political tools. A left-wing pundit thinks that the government will go ahead with the Chinese university project anyway – despite the conditional veto cast by the Budapest Assembly. READ MORE

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National Bank’s rate hikes deemed necessary


An independent economist welcomes the National Bank’s base interest rate hikes and the announcement of incremental tapering. He believes that returning to more orthodox monetary measures will help Hungary prepare for future financial turmoil. READ MORE

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School year kicks off with partisan debates


A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the threat of coronavirus by not introducing any restrictions in classrooms. A pro-government pundit blames traffic jams on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. READ MORE

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EP demands rule of law action against Hungary


A left-wing commentator thinks that the European Commission’s reluctance to withhold funds from the Hungarian government despite the demands of the European Parliament will have huge repercussions on the future of the EU. READ MORE

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Misgivings on the anniversary of US-Hungarian diplomatic relations


Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of US-Hungary diplomatic relations, a pro-government pundit fears that the new US administration will actively try and help the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

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Crossfire of  accusations of demagoguery


A pro-government commentator interprets Budapest Mayor Karácsony’s threat to veto the Budapest Athletics Championship as a demagogic stunt. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, thinks that what he labels the government’s demagogic economic path is untenable. READ MORE

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Repercussions of Afghanistan


Left-wing and liberal commentators believe that the Afghanistan crisis is the collective responsibility of the West. A conservative columnist think that since Western norms cannot be exported, the creation of multicultural societies in the West is also doomed to fail. READ MORE

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Athletics World Championship hangs in the (political) balance


A right-wing pundit accuses the Mayor of Budapest of high treason for his suggestion to withdraw Budapest’s offer to host the 2023 Athletic World Championship. A leftist commentator sees the Mayor’s move as reversible, depending on the destiny of the ‘Student City’ project, competing for the same area with a Chinese university. READ MORE

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Opposition and government neck and neck


A leading pollster finds no substantial changes in the popularity of the two opposing camps among the electorate. He characterises the race as extremely tight at this juncture. READ MORE

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