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Tug of war over Budapest public transport continues

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

A commentator hopes the government and Budapest will find a compromise on financing public transport in and around the capital. READ MORE

US Ambassador criticises ’attempts to rehabilitate Horthy’

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

The main pro-government daily criticises the ambassador for ‘chipping in’ while a left-wing website expresses concerns similar to those of the US ambassador. READ MORE

Fidesz appears to be ahead in electoral race

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

A liberal author reports that, just 54 days before the parliamentary elections, Fidesz stands a fair chance of defeating the opposition. She estimates that the governing party will do so by winning roughly the same number of votes for its national list, whilst reaping more mandates from individual constituencies. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Lázár’s Vienna video

Saturday, March 10th, 2018

A liberal commentator suspects that Mr Lázár wants to divert attention from corruption through anti-immigrant fear-mongering. A pro-government blog accuses the liberal media of falsifying facts in order to help the opposition parties in the campaign. READ MORE

Minister Lázár says migrants make Vienna suburb dirty, poor and unsafe

Friday, March 9th, 2018

A pro-government columnist agrees with János Lázár that life in Vienna is changing under the impact of Muslim immigration. A left-wing commentator finds Mr Lázár’s suggestions cynical and ridiculous. READ MORE

A bill against Heineken beer

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

A conservative legal analyst finds it ridiculous and unconstitutional that the government intends to enact a law in retaliation against Heineken which has had a Hungarian Transylvanian beer banned by a Romanian court. READ MORE

Hungary to take asylum seekers into custody

Monday, January 16th, 2017

A conservative pundit welcomes the government’s plan to take asylum seekers into custody while their applications are processed. Her left-wing counterpart thinks that there is no real terrorist danger that would necessitate such strict regulations. READ MORE

PISA test scores decline

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of purposefully impairing public education in Hungary in order to ‘produce obedient citizens’, while his right-wing counterpart thinks that politicising the debate on education makes proper discussion difficult. READ MORE

Lázár’s words fuel Huxit debate

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Commenting on ambiguous statements by top government officials following the Brexit referendum, left-liberal commentators wonder if Viktor Orbán’s government wants Hungary to leave the European Union. Magyar Nemzet suggests that such declarations were only meant to promote a high turnout at the quota-referendum, due to be held in the autumn.


Sunday closing decision exposes inner tensions in government

Friday, April 15th, 2016

After several high-profile ministers and government MPs abstained from Tuesday’s vote on the bill to abolish Sunday shop closures, Index and Magyar Nemzet delve in intricate Kremlinology. READ MORE