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Gyurcsány accuses Orbán of threatening peace

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

A pro-government commentator criticises the Democratic Coalition for accusing PM Orbán of undermining peace in Europe. A left-wing columnist calls for more EU-integration. READ MORE

Details of 2007 espionage case released

Friday, April 5th, 2019

After the publication of details of the 2007 espionage scandal in which Russian FSB agents had access to sensitive information on Hungarian secret agencies, a pro-government commentator finds it peculiar that politicians who in 2007 compromised Hungary’s security now accuse the government of serving Russian interests. READ MORE

The DK sends Klára Dobrev to the European Parliament

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

As Ferenc Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition (DK) nominates Mr Gyurcsány’s wife as its top candidate for the EP elections, a pro-government commentator points out that her grandfather was a leading figure of the Communist regime, while her party’s spokesman takes up her defence. READ MORE

The dismal failure of former PM Gyurcsány’s gesture

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Left-wing and liberal commentators alike find former PM Gyurcsány’s performance extremely gauche and counterproductive. 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

Saturday demonstration #2

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Commentators agree that the tens of thousands of people who attended the second Saturday demonstration against the government are still far from having clear political objectives. Otherwise, they express diametrically opposed views on this new movement. READ MORE

Opposition leaders quit after lost election

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

As a series of party leaders resign, admitting their failure to mount a credible challenge to the incumbent government, commentators try to figure out what the new age which began on Monday will bring to Hungary. READ MORE

Election stakes assessed with six days to go

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist believe that next Sunday’s election will determine Hungary’s fate for a long time to come.  READ MORE

LMP under left-wing pressure to co-operate with the DK

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

In Népszava, Balázs Böcskei, the founding director of the IDEA Institute of Political Analyses and his colleague, Balázs Barkóczi argue that the green party is losing more than it gains by refusing to co-operate with the left, especially with Ferenc Gyurcsány’s Democratic Coalition (DK). READ MORE

Former PM Gyurcsány urges opposition coordination

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As Ferenc Gyurcsány invites opposition leaders including Jobbik’s Gábor Vona to coordinate their electoral strategies, a pro-government columnist thinks that by the April election, a broad anti-Fidesz coalition of left-wing parties and Jobbik will emerge. READ MORE