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József Antall’s image – thirty years after his passing

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

The nationwide pro-government print daily devotes three articles to the figure of Hungary’s first democratically elected prime minister on the thirtieth anniversary of his death. READ MORE

Former Hungarian Foreign Minister bids farewell to Kissinger

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

The Foreign Minister of the first democratically elected government in modern Hungarian history sees the deceased former US Secretary of State and national security adviser as one of the rare architects of world politics and someone who was deeply interested in Hungarian history. READ MORE

Miklós Németh blames his successors

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Hungary’s last reformist Communist Prime Minister accuses the successive heads of government after 1990 of having neglected basic economic and constitutional reforms. READ MORE

The anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Hungary

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

A legal expert who took part in the negotiations on the withdrawal of Soviet armed forces from Hungary recounts hitherto unknown details of the talks and complains that the general public is unaware of the importance of the date when Hungary regained her independence. READ MORE

Rembering PM József Antall

Friday, December 13th, 2013

In an article to mark the twentieth anniversary of PM József Antall’s death, a left-wing pundit contends that the current right-wing parties have betrayed Antall’s conservative liberal vision. Another former ally of PM Antall, on the other hand, believes that the main goal set by the first democratically elected Prime Minister is being fulfilled by the Orbán government. READ MORE

Jobbik’s Horthy memorial march

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Népszabadság suggests that the far-right party is celebrating the rule and person of Admiral Horthy in order to provoke condemnation and thereby find a place on the TV news.  READ MORE

Mayday: are communist symbols acceptable?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

A left wing weekly writes that communist symbols pose minimal danger and the ban on them is based on a myth, invented by the Hungarian right to silence their left- wing rivals, namely that Communism and Nazism were equally destructive regimes. A centre-right weekly objects that there are billions still living under repressive communist regimes around the world, while Nazism was annihilated once and for all almost seventy years ago. READ MORE

Remembering József Antall

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

A moderate right-wing columnist and a renowned sociologist believe that the former Prime Minister – who would have turned 80 this weekend – was the last old style Hungarian gentleman, while a liberal author remembers him as a dull speaker and a basically inept politician. READ MORE