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Weeklies on Hungary’s emergency act

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Weeklies and the weekend editions of the dailies are sharply divided over the wider political implications and international repercussions of the government’s emergency laws approved by Parliament on Monday. READ MORE

Calls for another EU infringement procedure against Hungary

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

A pro-government commentator scorns Hungary’s critics in the European Parliament, who are proposing yet another EU infringement procedure in response to Hungary’s coronavirus emergency act. Two liberal columnists suspect meanwhile that the government risks political and economic ostracization. READ MORE

EPP prolongs the suspension of Fidesz

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

A pro-government columnist interprets the EPP decision to continue the suspension of Fidesz as a sign of its ideological uncertainty and weakness. READ MORE

User guides for political rivals

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

As both Fidesz and the opposition brace themselves for the 2022 elections, two authors ponder what might make each successful. READ MORE

Fidesz candidate elected Mayor of Győr

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Commentators ponder whether the victory of the government side at the Győr mayoral by-election puts an end to a series of opposition successes. READ MORE

Fidesz urged to quit EPP

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

A conservative pundit believes that the European People’s Party has turned to the left, and calls on the governing party to quit the EPP and found a new political group in the European Parliament. READ MORE

Praise and soft New Year criticism in the main pro-government daily

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

A prominent pro-government columnist believes 2019 was the best year in Hungary’s millennial history, but warns the government side that it must change its attitudes to remain in power. READ MORE

2019 – with an eye on 2022

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Looking back on the political events of 2019, commentators from the opposing sides of the political divide agree that the opposition represents a more serious challenge to the government than it did a year ago. READ MORE

22-year-old appointed Assistant State Secretary

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Opposition outlets find it abnormal to name a very young woman Assistant State Secretary for Youth, while a pro-government commentator accuses them of duplicity in condemning the nomination. READ MORE

Fidesz struggling to convince young voters

Friday, November 29th, 2019

The leading online liberal website reports that the governing party is concerned over its faltering support among young voters. READ MORE