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Hungary in the first stage of the fourth Covid wave

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

A fact-finding journalist suggests that Hungary should follow Austria’s example and return to wearing face masks and keeping social distance, as the virus doesn’t stop at the national borders. READ MORE

School year kicks off with partisan debates

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the threat of coronavirus by not introducing any restrictions in classrooms. A pro-government pundit blames traffic jams on Budapest Mayor Karácsony. READ MORE

Alt-left commentator against Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

A radical leftist author demands that the Tokyo Olympic Games be called off. He finds both the timing and the idea of modern Olympics unacceptable. READ MORE

Most remaining Covid restrictions to be lifted

Friday, June 25th, 2021

As the government announces the lifting of Covid restrictions, a conservative commentator accuses the Left of endangering lives by weakening their supporters’ willingness to get vaccinated. READ MORE

Dr Karikó calls for better vaccine information

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

The main brain behind the mRNA technology on which the most modern anti-Covid vaccines are based exhorts the media to convince sceptics about the science behind the vaccines. Dr Katalin Karikó started studying the idea of messenger RNA in Hungary before she emigrated to the United States in the mid-1980s. READ MORE

Covid emergency to be extended

Friday, April 23rd, 2021

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of intending to extend its special powers in order to make it hard for the opposition to campaign for next year’s parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Concerns about potential EU sanctions before elections in Hungary

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

With almost one third of the population vaccinated against Covid-19, a pro-government commentator believes the government could feel optimistic about next year’s elections, were it not for a threat from within the European Commission to cut back funds earmarked for Hungary. READ MORE

Criticism of Gyurcsány’s ‘there will be no mercy’ comment

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

Pro-government commentators take Mr Gyurcsány’s threat at face value, compare him to past communist executioners and question his sanity. READ MORE

Népszava criticises government handling of pandemic

Friday, April 9th, 2021

In an unusual flurry of comments condemning the government’s pandemic management, the left-wing nationwide daily carries five separate opinion columns on this subject on Thursday. READ MORE

Vaccination card criticised

Friday, March 26th, 2021

An analyst believes that the card issued to citizens who have been vaccinated is not sufficiently professional either in protecting personal data or in providing information on the carrier’s immunity to Covid-19. READ MORE