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PM would like to stay in power till 2034

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

A liberal news site reports that in his speech to the Fidesz faithful on Saturday, PM Orbán talked about his plan to continue as Prime Minister for another eleven years. READ MORE

Márki-Zay’s controversial words on Covid victims

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

A pro-government commentator lambasts opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay for saying that elderly Fidesz voters have been decimated by the pandemic. A left-wing columnist accuses the pro-government media of deliberately defaming Márki-Zay. READ MORE

Christmas ruminations

Saturday, December 25th, 2021

In their highly partisan reflections on the state of Hungary, a pro-government and a left-wing columnist look back on the past year. READ MORE

Omicron arrives in Hungary

Friday, December 17th, 2021

As the first cases of the extremely contagious new variant of the coronavirus are detected in Hungary, a left-wing pundit accuses the government of remaining complacent in the face of the danger. READ MORE

Extraordinary vaccination week in progress

Friday, November 26th, 2021

A left-wing commentator praises the government’s move to abolish the registration requirement and stage an extraordinary vaccination week. READ MORE

Calls for vaccine mandate

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

A left-wing and a moderate commentator call on the government to introduce mandatory vaccination. Without explicitly endorsing vaccine mandates, a pro-government columnist lambasts Western European anti-vaxxer protesters. READ MORE

Government announces new Covid restrictions

Monday, November 1st, 2021

A left-wing commentator criticizes the government for not making vaccination mandatory. Union leaders, on the other hand, fear for workers’ rights, as employers will be authorized to make work conditional on green passes. A pro-government pundit finds left-wing critics irresponsible. READ MORE

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