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The ups and downs of flood PR

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

A centrist analyst warns left-wing critics that it is futile to attack PM Orbán for leading flood defence  operations. On similar occasions all political leaders put on their mackintoshes and rush to the dikes to show leadership – this is part of the job. READ MORE

Prime Minister on the dikes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

A left wing commentator accuses PM Orbán of using the flood to present himself as Hungary’s saviour, while his right-wing colleague deplores what he describes as another outpouring of hatred by the left wing, at home and abroad. READ MORE

Unity against the floods (except Esztergom)

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

As the record high floods were reaching their apex in Budapest, the dailies praised professionals and volunteers who fought the waters in exemplary unity.  The Prime Minister was criticised for ignoring the Mayor of Esztergom during his presence in her city. READ MORE

Government facing floods, EU criticism and opposition

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Commentators don’t refrain from political remarks while tens of thousands of volunteers, leading politicians among them, help professionals build temporary defences against the highest water levels the Danube has seen. READ MORE