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Debate over joint opposition EP platform proposal

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

A pro-government commentator accuses those opposition parties which are pondering running jointly at the EP election of ‘of serving ‘foreign interests’. A left-wing pundit welcomes the proposal, claiming that the Left needs to cooperate with Jobbik to defeat Fidesz and restore democracy. A liberal columnist finds the opposition cooperation counterproductive. READ MORE

Speculations about a potential ‘Huxlit’ dismissed

Friday, December 28th, 2018

A liberal commentator dismisses what he calls ‘left-wing fake news’ that the government has begun Hungary’s exit from the EU by repealing several bilateral trade treaties. READ MORE

Case CEU – how important is it?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Left wing commentators consider the departure of the US-accredited degree modules of the Central European University a major defeat for democracy. A conservative analyst remarks that the West does not seem too concerned. READ MORE

Jobbik loses a third of its voters

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

A pro-government pundit thinks the formerly radical right-wing party is losing support because of its drift towards liberal and centrist positions which make its profile unrecognizable. READ MORE

Massive media conglomerate created on the Right

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Liberal commentators think that the centralization of pro-government media outlets will further strengthen the government’s dominance over public opinion. READ MORE

Fidesz popularity unbroken

Friday, November 30th, 2018

A conservative political scientist claims that due to Fidesz migration politics, radical parties are much weaker in Hungary than in most European countries. READ MORE

Government scraps home savings subsidies scheme

Friday, October 19th, 2018

A left-wing columnist lambasts the government for phasing out home savings subsidies. A pro-government commentator welcomes the decision as, in his view, the programme has benefitted banks more than families. READ MORE

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