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Péter Magyar releases recordings alleging corruption

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

A pro-government pundit condemns Magyar for secretly recording and now publicly releasing a conversation with his wife, who was at that time (January 2023) Minister of Justice. A left-wing columnist takes the audio as proof that the government is not worthy of public trust. READ MORE

Actor criticised for expressing shame at being Hungarian

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

A radical pro-government pundit thinks one must be insane to be ashamed of one’s Hungarian nationality. READ MORE

More opinions on the EU corruption scandal

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

A left-wing commentator wonders what more the EU could do to curb corruption within its own ranks. A pro-government columnist dismisses the EU corruption investigation as a farce. READ MORE

Transparency International ranks Hungary as most corrupt EU state

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Opinions diverge on the annual Corruption Perceptions Index. Transparency International ranked Hungary as the most corrupt country in the European Union in its latest analysis. READ MORE

Dispute over EP corruption rolls on

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Commentators from Right and Left ponder the broader repercussions of the European Parliament corruption scandal. READ MORE

Echoes of the EP corruption scandal

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

The main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to the case of the left-wing MEPs accused of having taken bribes from a Middle East country (apparently Qatar). READ MORE

Government announces new anti-corruption body

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

A conservative commentator critical of the government thinks it unlikely that the government’s newly announced anti-corruption authority will be either independent or make the spending of EU funds any more transparent. READ MORE

Deputy Justice Minister accused of taking bribes

Friday, December 10th, 2021

As Deputy Justice Minister Pál Völner steps down after being accused by the Prosecution Service of taking bribes, a left-wing commentator suspects that his case will frighten other Fidesz politicians. 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

Leftist icon cautions against hatred in electoral campaign

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

An iconic leftist philosopher warns opposition politicians that hateful campaign messages do not make those who use them any better than their opponents – and only produce havoc and injustice. READ MORE