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Hungarian government criticized by EU Parliament

Friday, June 12th, 2015

A left-wing pundit believes that the EP resolution against Hungary will severely harm the Orbán government. A conservative columnist on the other hand contends that it will give Viktor Orbán another chance to enhance his image as a defender of national sovereignty. READ MORE

Death penalty issue still in focus

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The Prime Minister proposed a discussion on the death penalty and has got his way: the internet is bursting with comments on the issue. Most object to the idea of re-opening the debate, but some back the Prime Minister’s initiative. READ MORE

Napi Gazdaság defends PM’s stance on capital punishment

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

A pro-government analyst explains PM Orbán’s controversial statement on “keeping the issue of the death sentence on the agenda” as part of a ‘plebeian’ strategy aimed at re-invigorating the Fidesz constituency at a time when passive attitudes would lead to defeat. READ MORE

PM Orbán has no plans to introduce death penalty

Monday, May 4th, 2015

PM Orbán’s clarification that he is not seriously considering the reintroduction of death penalty, provokes a conservative columnist to wonder what purpose the whole dispute over the issue served. READ MORE

PM Orbán on death penalty

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Liberal commentators accuse Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of co-opting the rhetoric of the radical nationalist Jobbik party, by calling for the death penalty to be ‘kept on the agenda’. A pro-party government lawyer believes that the government cannot simply ignore the ‘majority view’ which he believes would support its reintroduction. READ MORE