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Bishop Balog refuses to resign over the paedophile pardon case

Friday, February 16th, 2024

A pro-government intellectual believes the Calvinist bishop should quit after President Novák appeared to have pardoned the helper of a paedophile offender partly under his influence. READ MORE

Left-wing comments on the President’s resignation

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

One day after the first columns were published on the matter, the left-wing nationwide daily devoted four parallel commentaries to the departure of President Katalin Novák and former Justice Minister Judit Varga. READ MORE

Sunday closing decision exposes inner tensions in government

Friday, April 15th, 2016

After several high-profile ministers and government MPs abstained from Tuesday’s vote on the bill to abolish Sunday shop closures, Index and Magyar Nemzet delve in intricate Kremlinology. READ MORE

Controversies over the Roma in Miskolc and around the Roma Holocaust

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Liberal pundits criticize both Right and Left for not confronting policies which they see as targeting the Roma who live in poverty. A Minister is criticized for his “unfortunate” statement on the Roma Holocaust. A Dutch-Hungarian psychologist calls for the publication of Hungarian crime statistics by ethnicity. READ MORE

Changes in the government

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Left-wing commentators think the new minister of the Ministry of National Resources lacks qualifications for the job,  aside from the fact that he is an old friend of Viktor Orbán’s, while a centrist political analyst suggests that  Zoltán Balog has gained enough experience in his current post to make a good Minister. READ MORE