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Hungarian authorities review Chinese Covid vaccine

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

A centrist economic analyst thinks that if the government wants to lift the lockdown soon, it needs to consider the use of the Chinese vaccine, despite the fact that most Hungarians reject it. READ MORE

Covid-19. A left-wing economist finds the idea viable

Saturday, January 16th, 2021

András Fekete-Győr argued that the 700 billion Forints it would thus cost to vaccinate 7 million people would be worth the resulting herd immunity. At present, less than 40 per cent of Hungarians appear willing to get vaccinated, while half of the remaining two-thirds are resolutely opposed to vaccination. READ MORE

Trading accusations over coronavirus and vaccination

Monday, January 11th, 2021

While the willingness of Hungarians to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine is slowly increasing, the right and left blame each other for the low level of trust in the vaccine among Hungarians. READ MORE

Covid vaccinations underway

Thursday, December 31st, 2020

As Hungary begins vaccinating medical personnel against Covid-19, a pro-government columnist disagrees with those who oppose vaccination, but would also find it wrong to make it mandatory. READ MORE

Christmas in the shadow of Covid-19

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

In their Christmas opinion articles, a conservative and a liberal commentator ponder the broader implications of the pandemic. READ MORE

EU reaches budget and stimulus deal

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Commenting on the EU rule of law conditionality deal agreed on Thusday, a pro-government columnist thinks that the EU misjudged the Hungarian and Polish determination to withstand efforts to curb their national sovereignty. A left-wing pundit likens the dispute to the Battle of Borodino. READ MORE

Corona vaccine registration opens

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

As the government opens the online registration platform for coronavirus vaccination, a left-wing pundit ponders the reasons why a majority of Hungarians do not want to get vaccinated. READ MORE

Coronavirus restrictions prolonged

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Commentators on Left and Right interpret the government’s decision to extend the coronavirus restrictions according to their political leanings.
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Conflicting takes on Hungary’s coronavirus balance sheet

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse the government of risking the lives of Hungarians by mishandling the coronavirus epidemic. Pro-government columnists, on the other hand, dismiss such criticism as fear-mongering demagoguery. READ MORE

Row over electoral law amendments

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

A pro-government columnist finds opposition criticism of the amendments proposed to the electoral law groundless and even absurd, arguing that the proposal targeting tiny pseudo-parties. A liberal commentator agrees that the proposed changes are not all unfavourable for the opposition, but nonetheless deems it problematic that the government tables such important policy reforms under the coronavirus emergency. READ MORE