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Government announces new anti-corruption body

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

A conservative commentator critical of the government thinks it unlikely that the government’s newly announced anti-corruption authority will be either independent or make the spending of EU funds any more transparent. READ MORE

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

Ruminations on the future of the EU

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

A conservative commentator contends that it is wrong to depict the debate over the future of the EU as one between anti-nationalist integrationists and EU-sceptics. Portraying the dispute in such terms risks depending polarization, he argues. READ MORE

Jobbik proposes referendum to keep Hungary in the EU

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

While most parties reject the idea of a referendum on Hungary’s EU membership, a left-wing commentator deems it useful. READ MORE

Controversy over PM Orbán’s Băile Tușnad address

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for his endeavour to preserve Hungary as a distinct nation among others, while a left-wing pundit describes Mr Orbán’s speech as inconsistent. READ MORE

Allegations that the EU will propose gas rationing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

A pro-government commentator is outraged by suggestions that the European Commission may propose  centrally rationing gas consumption. A liberal analyst takes it for granted that the Hungarian government will try to veto any such attempt. READ MORE

Arguments against sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Two moderate analysts think that the EU needs to reconsider its insistence on anti-Russian sanctions – otherwise Europeans may revolt due to high energy prices. READ MORE

Washington to end tax treaty with Hungary

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

As the US announces the termination of double tax treaty with Hungary, the leading pro-government daily agrees with the government that it is crucial for Hungary to keep corporate taxes low. READ MORE

Leftist author urges the EU to get tough on Russia – and Hungary

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the European Union for what he sees as its habit of procrastinating instead of confronting Russia and PM Orbán of Hungary. READ MORE

Left-wing analysts on the dismal state of the opposition

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Two leftist political scientists describe the state of the opposition as critical, but one also believes the government will not withstand the trial of the coming years. READ MORE