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Opposition scraps Fudan university referendum plans

Friday, August 19th, 2022

A left-wing commentator lambasts the opposition for giving up their idea of a local referendum on the government’s plan to build a Chinese university campus in Budapest. READ MORE

City Hall gate controversy continues

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

A pro-government columnist interprets a leaked recording as proof that the opposition is serving foreign interests, and would sell off and plunder the country if they win the 2022 April election. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor accused of planning to sell the City Hall

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Pro-government media accuse the Budapest Mayor of intending to sell the City Hall building. A left-wing commentator describes the allegation as mere fabrication. READ MORE

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

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

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

Accusations fly over Chain Bridge reconstruction

Friday, August 7th, 2020

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to disqualify companies which are not close to Fidesz from the tender for the reconstruction of the Chain Bridge. Her pro-government counterpart, on the other hand, contends that the opposition-run Budapest City Council wants to secure a lucrative deal for the Austrian firm, Strabag. READ MORE

Short term rentals to be restricted

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Hungary’s leading online financial media outlet ponders the unintended consequences of restrictions imposed on short term rentals as announced by the government and the city of Budapest. READ MORE

Row over Budapest budget

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

A pro-government commentator dismisses as groundless an allegation advanced by Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony, that the government intends to punish Budapest by cutting its budget. A liberal pundit wonders if Budapest could become insolvent. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor wants to reduce speed limits

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

As Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony announces plans to drastically reduce speed limits in Budapest, a pro-government commentator labels him a ‘green Nazi’. His liberal counterpart also has serious doubts about the implications of the proposed restrictions. READ MORE

Coronavirus contamination in care homes 

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

A pro-government commentator blames coronavirus cases in Budapest care homes personally on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. A left-wing columnist thinks that the mayor cannot be made responsible for everything that happens in Budapest. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor Karácsony’s first 100 days

Friday, January 24th, 2020

A liberal and a pro-government commentator assess Budapest Mayor Karácsony’s performance during his first one hundred days in office. READ MORE