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Government tables anti-pedophile bill

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Commentators disagree on amendments to the penal code proposing stricter punishments for pedophiles. Child abusers will be registered in a searchable database and consumers of online child pornography will face prison sentences. READ MORE

Debate on the planned sale of council-owned properties

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Fidesz MP László Böröcz tabled a bill in Parliament that would enable current tenants to buy flats owned by local councils at a hugely discounted price (10-30 per cent of their market value). READ MORE

Weighing the chances of the opposition alliance in 2022

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Commentators from across the political spectrum consider that while Budapest mayor Gergely Karácsony could be the strongest candidate for the opposition in the 2022 parliamentary election, he might be defeated by the Democratic Coalition’s Klára Dovrev in the primary election this autumn. READ MORE

Orbán, Salvini and Morawiecki plan a new right-wing alliance

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Commentators ponder the chances of the three leaders to unite most European parties to the right of the European People’s Party after their meeting in Budapest on 1st April where they agreed to meet regularly and discuss topical issues. READ MORE

Prospects of a new right-wing EU party group

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

On Thursday in Budapest, Prime Minister Orbán meets Matteo Salvini and Mateusz Morawiecki to discuss European identity and cooperation in the EU. READ MORE

Ability of the opposition to govern questioned 

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

According to a recent poll by the Nézőpont Institute, even voters of the opposition parties are not convinced that the opposition could govern the country as efficiently as Fidesz does. READ MORE

Fidesz in search of a new right-wing bloc in Europe

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Last week, the weeklies went to print one or two days before Fidesz announced its final departure from the European People’s Party. Now they offer their analyses. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Fidesz outside the EPP

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

A conservative commentator says Fidesz left the EPP because it abandoned Christian values. The leading left-wing weekly contends that Fidesz MEPs will lose their influence in the European Parliament. READ MORE

Weeklies on Fidesz’s future outside the People’s Party

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Although Fidesz has only left the People’s Party group within the European Parliament, weeklies take it for granted that it will also leave the European Christian democratic alliance itself. They wonder what comes next. READ MORE

Liberal party founder hopes for opposition victory

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Philosopher János Kis sees next year’s parliamentary election as a crucial episode in the ‘Hundred Years War’ between left and right in Hungary and doesn’t exclude a sweeping opposition victory. READ MORE