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European Parliament to reconvene

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

As the European Parliament opens its plenary session, a pro-government pundit claims that left-liberal MEPs serving the interests of George Soros will launch another attack on Hungary. Her left-wing counterpart hopes that the EU will get rid of Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Dispute over Hungarian Zeitgeist

Monday, August 10th, 2020

A liberal pundit attributes the continuing popularity of Fidesz to the growing hopelessness of voters. His pro-government counterpart writes that regime change is still incomplete as culture is still dominated by left-wing liberal post-communists. READ MORE

Weeklies on EU recovery fund deal

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The weeklies, and the weekend editions of the dailies ponder the broader implications of the EU recovery fund and the next 7 year budget. Liberal analysts see it as a step towards a more unified Europe, while a Marxist philosopher interprets it as the end of the European dream. Conservative commentators interpret the deal as a great victory for Prime Minister Orbán. READ MORE

More debates on EU rule of law conditionality

Friday, July 24th, 2020

A centrist and a conservative analyst believe that the EU recovery fund agreement offers powerful tools for the European Council to punish countries found guilty of violating basic EU norms. READ MORE

Liberals regard Hungary as a former democracy

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

A liberal columnist suggests that Hungary is no longer a democracy. A centrist critic of the government agrees with much of the criticism but deems that judgment exaggerated. A pro-government analyst believes threats to democracy are coming from outside the country. READ MORE

Coronavirus emergency ‘to end in mid-June’

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

A pro-government commentator believes that the termination of the emergency proves that the government did not want to misuse power. A liberal columnist acknowledges the necessity of emergency powers, but also thinks that the government abused its position. READ MORE

Left-wing poll shows growing discontent

Friday, April 24th, 2020

A public opinion poll conducted by the German Social Democratic Friedrich Ebert Foundation and Policy Solutions, a Hungarian think tank, shows that a slight majority of Hungarians believe the country is worse off than ten years ago. A pro-government analyst suspects that the pollsters put the wrong questions.

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Electoral system works, sociologist says

Monday, November 25th, 2019

A veteran sociologist believes the government can be defeated by the united opposition. The question is whether the challengers can prove that they are fit to govern. READ MORE

A left-wing take on Article 7 procedure against Hungary

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

A left-wing commentator predicts that the EU will not punish Hungary for the violation of basic democratic norms. He accuses the EU leadership of putting their political interests before the defence of core European values. READ MORE

EU partners brace themselves to punish Hungary

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

After a rule of law hearing about Hungary in Brussels on Monday, a pro-government commentator finds it strange that Hungary and other ‘new’ member states are criticised for alleged violations of democratic values. He claims that democratic decline is more prevalent in the West than in the East of the continent. READ MORE