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Opposition debate continues on how to revoke the constitution

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

On consecutive days, the left-wing national daily carries two diverging opinions about whether the Left should swiftly abolish the Fundamental Law passed by the Fidesz majority in 2011. READ MORE

Opposition braces for next year’s election

Monday, March 1st, 2021

As opinion polls put the opposition parties combined at just over 50 per cent of probable voters, pundits in left-liberal weeklies ponder their chances and the tools available to them, to defeat Fidesz next year. READ MORE

European Court rules against Hungary over CEU

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

In a first analysis of the verdict, a legal expert thinks the European Court of Justice departed from its own traditions when ruling that the 2017 amendment to the Higher Education Act violated European law. READ MORE

Constitutional Court postpones discussion of ‘lex CEU’ and ‘NGO’ bills

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

A liberal and a pro-government pundit lambast the Constitutional Court for not discussing the constitutionality of the so-called ‘lex CEU’ and the anti-NGO legislation. READ MORE

Constitutional Court says EU cannot violate Hungarian sovereignty

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As the Constitutional Court vindicates Hungary’s right to check any EU rule including mandatory migrant redistribution, a conservative columnist contends that the quota referendum was much ado for nothing. READ MORE

More on Constitutional Court election

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

While left-wing parties accuse the LMP of collaborating” with the ruling parties, the first left-wing media reaction is only mildly negative. A liberal and a conservative analyst, although both critical of the government, see the election of the missing Constitutional Court judges in a positive light. READ MORE

LMP helps elect Constitutional Court judges

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

As other opposition parties accuse the green party of treason, former LMP leader András Schiffer takes up the defence of the Party’s MPs. He contends that the new appointees will bolster the system of checks and balances in Hungary.

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Constitutional Court calls for new law on right of assembly

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

As Hungary’s top court rules that the police did not violate the Constitution by banning a demonstration planned in 2014 in front of PM Orbán’s home, commentators and experts disagree on whether the present legislation on the right of assembly should be reformed or not. READ MORE

Constitutional Court strikes down National Bank Act amendments

Monday, April 4th, 2016

As the Constitutional Court blocks the amended National Bank Act, a left-wing and a conservative analyst accuse the government of large scale corruption. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, claims that the verdict shows that the rule of law is alive and well in Hungary. READ MORE

No referendum on the Paks nuclear deal

Friday, July 11th, 2014

A liberal commentator criticizes the Constitutional Court for blocking a referendum on the extension of the nuclear power plant at Paks, referring to a constitutional ban on referenda over issues stipulated in international agreements. He believes previous rulings prove the court wrong. His conservative colleague approves the ruling but call for clearer legislation on referenda and public debt. READ MORE