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PISA tests show decline in European student competence

Saturday, December 9th, 2023

An expert reads the result of the international survey as a sign that something has gone wrong in public education in European countries. READ MORE

Hungary ranks low in the international innovation index

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

An expert urges new measures to promote the spirit of innovation. READ MORE

Physicist Ferenc Krausz – the second Nobel Prize winning Hungarian in as many days

Thursday, October 5th, 2023

Commentators are elated at the news that one day after Katalin Karikó’s Nobel Prize in medicine, Ferenc Krausz won the Nobel Prize in Physics with French physicists Pierre Agostini and Anne L’Huillier, for their superfast pulses of light to study electron dynamics. Just like the previous day, the celebrations are accompanied by political remarks. READ MORE

Teachers’ law passed by Parliament

Thursday, July 6th, 2023

A left-wing commentator accuses the government side of voting against Hungary’s future, while a pro-government columnist asserts that the new law will improve teachers’ working conditions. READ MORE

Weeklies on student demonstrators

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Opposition-leaning columnists vituperate against the government, whom they accuse of ruining the system of public education while lavishing praise on the few hundred students who have staged demonstrations to express their dissatisfaction. A pro-government analyst finds it shameful for the opposition ‘to send students to the frontline’ to provoke the police. READ MORE

Controversy over State Audit Office report on women

Wednesday, August 31st, 2022

A left-wing columnist discusses an analysis on the alleged overrepresentation of female students in higher education. He accuses the government of trying to force traditional gender roles on women. A government critical conservative pundit finds the accusation groundless. 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

Dispute over child pornography law rolls on

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

A pro-government commentator agrees with the government that LGBT organizations should not be involved in the sexual education of minors. Left-wing and liberal pundits wonder if the Bible and Plato’s works should also be considered as ‘homosexual propaganda’. READ MORE

Weeklies on the government’s referendum

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

Left-wing weeklies sharply dismiss the government initiative to hold a referendum on the sexual education of children as a pointless act of propaganda. A right-wing commentator only agrees with them on one point – namely that the plan should be read in the context of mutual efforts to mobilise supporters ahead of next year’s parliamentary election. READ MORE

Lewis Hamilton slams Hungary’s ’child protection law’

Saturday, July 31st, 2021

A pro-government author sarcastically thanks the British Formula 1 driver for what he sees as an involuntary contribution to the government’s victory in next year’s election. READ MORE