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Weeklies on press freedom and Hungary’s place in the EU

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators are fiercely critical of both the government’s perennial conflicts with the European Union and the plight of the press, while a pro-government weekly quotes statistics to prove the existence of vibrant and diverse media. READ MORE

Disunity on March 15th

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of representing foreign interests, while a left-wing commentator laments the lack of unity within the opposition in celebrations to mark the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s attitude towards the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Pro-opposition commentators accuse the government of condoning Russia’s aggression when it opposes the sanctions being imposed on Russia. Pro-government authors praise what they see as the only independent voice in Europe. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s conflicts with Western allies

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs of the Hungarian government, but commentators agree that there is growing friction between Hungary and its partners in the Western alliance. READ MORE

More opinions on the EU corruption scandal

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

A left-wing commentator wonders what more the EU could do to curb corruption within its own ranks. A pro-government columnist dismisses the EU corruption investigation as a farce. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary as an outlier in the EU

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Left-wing commentators wonder if the government is paving the way for Hungary to eventually leave the European Union, while a pro-government columnist lambasts left-wing members of the European Parliament who accuse Hungary of corruption, while their peers are under investigation for taking hundreds of millions of Euros in bribes. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Erasmus programs

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Liberal commentators and an independent conservative columnist agree with the European Commission that the new university system does not meet rule of law criteria. Pro-government columnists dismiss the suggestion and accuse the EU of using double standards again to punish Hungary. READ MORE

National Consultation on EU sanctions concluded

Friday, January 20th, 2023

A pro-government lawyer interprets the results of the National Consultation on EU sanctions as clear endorsement of the government’s policies. A left-wing columnist thinks that the whole national consultation exercise is nothing but a costly propaganda tool. READ MORE

EU to suspend Erasmus programmes for Hungarian foundation-run universities

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

A pro-government columnist suspects political reasons behind the move by the European Commission, while a left-wing commentator accuses the government of being responsible for closing Europe’s doors to thousands of Hungarian students. READ MORE

Energy crisis is not over

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

A conservative and a liberal columnist fear that Europe and Hungary will face an even bigger energy crisis this year than last. READ MORE