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Fidesz popularity remains unscathed

Thursday, December 22nd, 2022

In a comment on a recent by-election result in Budapest, a left-wing columnist fears that the opposition is losing whatever has remained of its credibility and support. READ MORE

DK halts the selection of the new director of Budapest Zoo

Friday, December 16th, 2022

The nationwide left-wing daily accuses the Democratic Coalition of just wanting to ‘show its claws’ by preventing the choice of the new city Zoo director from going ahead. READ MORE

Waste collection in Budapest halted for one day

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

A pro-government commentator calls the stoppage of garbage collection scandalous. He lays the blame for the strike at the doorstep of the Mayor, whom he describes as unfit for his job. READ MORE

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