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Mild sentences in left-wing corruption cases

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Right-wing commentators blame the courts for failing to hand down exemplary sentences to corrupt left-wing businessmen and politicians, while on the Left, the mild verdicts are cited as proof that the charges were at least partly politically motivated. READ MORE

Brokerage house insolvency compensation threshold raised

Monday, April 20th, 2015

A liberal economist criticizes the government for raising the ceiling of public compensation for the victims of recent brokerage house defaults. A pro-government columnist points out that while the Left is demanding full compensation, at the same time it criticizes the government for spending public money on investors. READ MORE

Do Hungarians yearn for a benevolent king?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The leading left-wing daily contends that Hungarians largely blame the brokerage house scandal on the government, but at the same time they expect it to intervene and solve the problem, rather than taking responsibility for their own decisions. READ MORE

PM Orbán on brokerage house insolvency

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Following comments by PM Orbán on a strong of brokerage bankruptcies, a left-wing columnist suggests that the government should step down. A conservative analyst contends that the scandal may increase anti-establishment sentiments. READ MORE

Quaestor owner in custody

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

As the owner of the insolvent brokerage firm is taken into police custody, the leading left-wing daily contends that the authorities, by hesitating to take action in time, assisted Quaestor’s CEO in syphoning money off from the company. A pro-government commentator believes that the government was right to save public assets deposited in Quaestor. READ MORE

Further waves of brokerage bankruptcies

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The leading left-wing daily accuses the government of using insider information to save public assets from brokerage houses which have filed for bankruptcy. A conservative economist welcomes the government’s proposal to use the private assets of the owners of brokerages to compensate investors in case of insolvency. READ MORE

Quaestor suspects still at large

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

Commentators believe the owners and managers responsible for the latest brokerage scandal should be placed under arrest to prevent them from spiriting away their wealth before it is confiscated. READ MORE