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Government suspends administrative court reform

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Commenting on the government’s announcement that it is cancelling the introduction of a new level of administrative courts, two liberal pundits speculate that after the European Parliamentary Election, Fidesz is trying to strike a conciliatory note with the European People’s Party. READ MORE

The prospects of Fidesz in EU politics

Friday, May 31st, 2019

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist wonder how much influence the 13-strong Fidesz group will have in the European Parliament, whether it remains in the EPP or joins another political family. READ MORE

Chances of left-wing cooperation

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

According to a left-wing and a liberal pundit, left-wing opposition parties can defeat Fidesz in the autumn Budapest municipal elections. A pro-government commentator suspects that even existing cooperation agreements will have to be renegotiated by the two strongest opposition parties. READ MORE

European political landscape after the EP election

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

A pro-government analyst predicts that new rifts will emerge in the EU after centrist mainstream parties lost ground at the European Parliamentary elections. A left-wing commentator hopes that centrist conservatives, socialists and liberals will create a strong core that keeps nationalists parties at bay. READ MORE

EP election campaign enters home stretch

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A liberal weekly and the weekend edition of the main dailies assess what is at stake at next week’s European Parliamentary election. READ MORE

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