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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

Government accused of excluding Budapest from EU funds

Friday, January 17th, 2020

The nationwide left-wing daily stands by its claim that the government has submitted to the European Union a financial scheme in which the Hungarian capital is left out of a list of target areas for European development funds. READ MORE

Budapest elected a liberal Mayor

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

A pro-government commentator attributes Gergely Karácsony’s victory in the Budapest Mayoral election to what he calls the ‘rootless globalist’ values of urban voters. A liberal pundit fears that the government will punish Budapest by cutting funding. READ MORE

Election campaign in the home stretch

Monday, October 7th, 2019

A week ahead of the local elections, corruption and sex scandals dominate the campaign – and serve as leading topics for commentators. READ MORE

Weeklies on the coming municipal elections

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

With just three weeks till the municipal elections, commentators in the weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the chances of the opposition to defeat Fidesz candidates in Budapest and major provincial cities. READ MORE

Opposition Budapest mayoral campaign kicks off

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

A left-wing pundit expresses concern that in the event of an opposition victory in the Budapest mayoral election, the government will punish the capital by not giving it enough money. A pro-government columnist thinks that Gergely Karácsony lacks the necessary expertise and vision to lead Budapest. READ MORE