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Opposition unity scuttled in Budapest

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A lberal weekly condemns opposition parties for being unable to unite in the mayoral race in Budapest. READ MORE

A strange campaign-start

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

As parties begin campaigning for their candidates for seats in the European Parliament, left-wing commentators accuse all sides of failing to address genuine issues. READ MORE

31 years of Fidesz

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

A young conservative blogger looking back on the history of Fidesz contends that the Hungarian governing party has been consistent with its core values ever since its establishment. READ MORE

Manfred Weber repudiates Fidesz

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

A pro-government columnist again calls on Fidesz to leave the European People’s Party, after Manfred Weber disavowed Hungary’s governing party. READ MORE

Diametrically opposed interpretations of Fidesz’ EPP suspension

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

A liberal gonzo journalist thinks that Fidesz was humiliated by the EPP. A pro-government pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz lost the dispute with the EPP absurd. READ MORE

Fidesz’ EPP membership suspended

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

The leading pro-government daily as well as a left-wing pundit read the suspension of Fidesz membership in the EPP as a pragmatic deal that benefits both Fidesz and the EPP. READ MORE

PM Orbán would prefer to stay in the EPP

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

A conservative pundit finds the suggestion that Fidesz should quit the EPP irresponsible. A left-wing columnist lambasts the EPP leadership for tolerating what he calls the antidemocratic politics of Fidesz for too long. READ MORE

Leading pro-government daily calls on Fidesz to quit EPP

Friday, March 8th, 2019

The leading pro-government daily urges Fidesz to leave the European People’s Party, and lead the coalition of anti-immigrant right-wing parties. READ MORE

EPP to debate expulsion of Fidesz 

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Commentators from right across the political spectrum wonder whether the European People’s Party will finally expel Fidesz. Most deem it a very unlikely possibility. READ MORE

Tensions between Fidesz and  the EPP

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Pro-government columnists commenting the proposal to oust Fidesz from the European People’s Party accuse the conservative critics of the Hungarian governing party of serving the interests of the Left and George Soros. Left-wing pundits think that the ruling party deserves expulsion. READ MORE