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Weeklies on the Roma school segregation verdict

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Left-liberal weeklies are outraged by the Prime Minister’s opinion that ‘something should be done’ about the court sentence which compels the Gyöngyöspata Council to pay compensation to Roma families whose children were segregated at school from 2004 to 2012. Conservative authors suggest that the verdict is doing more harm than good. READ MORE

Weeklies on the first days of opposition rule in Budapest

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Weeklies wonder if the opposition parties who defeated Fidesz in almost half of the big cities, including the capital, will become its real challenger at the 2022 Parliamentary elections. READ MORE

Italian government crisis likened to Hungarian politics

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

A political analyst believes Italy’s Five Star movement is facing an comparable to that of two Hungarian opposition parties. READ MORE

Mazsihisz rules out co-operation with Jobbik

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Reacting to an article in The Times of Israel, the Alliance of Hungarian Jewish Faith Communities (Mazsihisz) declared that it is not willing to establish contacts with Jobbik in any way.

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Weeklies on new balance of power on the left

Monday, June 10th, 2019

A right-wing analyst ponders whether Fidesz will once again have to face a single left-wing opponent, just like a decade ago, while left-wing commentators wonder whether Momentum will be able to represent a liberal pole on the Hungarian political scene. READ MORE

Opposition parties run separately for the EP elections

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A pro-government analyst describes the chances of all opposition forces in the EU elections as poor. A liberal weekly hopes they will run united in the mayoral elections this autumn and in the parliamentary elections in three years’ time. READ MORE

Left-Jobbik plans for an electoral alliance

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

An alt-left analyst warns that by allying themselves with Jobbik, the left-liberal opposition is taking a huge moral risk which might destroy its already torn credibility. READ MORE

Government and Opposition trade accusations of anti-Semitism

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Left-wing and liberal commentators claim that the government’s philosemitic and pro-Israel messages are just window-dressing. A pro-government columnist finds it outrageous that the Left is willing to cooperate with the Jobbik party. A centrist pundit thinks that it is good news that all mainstream parties try to disavow anti-Semitism. READ MORE

Left-Jobbik alliance under fire

Monday, February 18th, 2019

As PM Orbán and the President of the World Jewish Congress express mutual dismay over the prospect of an electoral alliance between the left-liberal side and Jobbik, commentators reassess the chances of that co-operation. READ MORE

Will Jobbik declare bankruptcy?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

As Jobbik is brought to the brink of insolvency by fines meted out for illegal campaign financing, two pro-government outlets accuse Jobbik’s leadership of selling out it principles – and incompetence, to boot. READ MORE