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Dispute with EU rolls on

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Commentators right across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European People’s Party’s decision to keep Fidesz within its ranks, and French President Macron’s suggestion that EU funding should be conditional on accepting a common EU border policy. READ MORE

Left-wing opposition protests against government

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

A pro-government commentator accuses left-wing parties that supported the recent resolution of the European Parliament to punish Hungary, of treason. An alt-left blogger thinks that the Left’s call for demonstrations is futile and even counterproductive. READ MORE

Paparazzi photo of PM’s daughter

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

With reference to a photo of the PM’s daughter, a columnist in the leading left-wing daily accuses the government of ignorance and arrogance. A Marxist philosopher calls on the Left to leave family members of politicians out of political skirmishes. READ MORE

Imre Nagy statue to be removed to new site

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

A conservative critic of the government accuses the governing party of failing to find a place in its ideology for the remembrance of the martyred Prime Minister of the 1956 revolution. READ MORE

Liberal fears over entrenched privacy norms

Monday, July 16th, 2018

A liberal columnist fears that the constitutional amendments on privacy will decrease transparency. READ MORE

Fidesz candidates win Budapest local elections

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

As Fidesz candidates win landslides in two Budapest district elections, a left-wing commentator accuses the government of fraudulent propaganda. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, thinks that the opposition parties have lost all their credibility. READ MORE

The end of alternating governance

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

A centrist political scientist blames the Left for its own sad plight. For the past 150 years, it was the norm that Hungary was ruled by one dominant party for decades. The Left missed its chance, while Fidesz has managed to fill the void, he suggests. READ MORE

Controversial government policies seen as a ‘conservative revolution’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A pro-government political scientist interprets the oft-criticised policies of the Hungarian government as efforts aimed at completing the transition from the Communist regime. READ MORE

What comes after the election?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Two weeks after the Parliamentary election, weeklies and weekend editions of dailies from across the political spectrum wonder if and how the opposition can recover from such a devastating blow. READ MORE

Fidesz accused of anti-Semitism again

Friday, April 20th, 2018

As the government pledges to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, a group of western European intellectuals accuses Fidesz of anti-Semitism. A left-wing columnist agrees, the two pro-government dailies protest. READ MORE