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Government announces plans to streamline bureaucracy

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

One left-wing and one conservative columnist welcome plans to cut red tape by restructuring and closing down public offices. They fear, however, that the government’s new plan may not quite fulfil the hopes invested in it. READ MORE

Thousands of undocumented migrants leave Hungary

Monday, September 7th, 2015

An agreement with Germany and Austria has allowed Hungary to transfer asylum seekers to the Austrian border. Weeklies and dailies ponder the implications of the crisis and the prospect of its resolution. READ MORE

Rogán’s appointment opposed by Lázár

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A left-wing commentator thinks internal feuds within the ruling party have no practical importance, as long as PM Orbán is in office. READ MORE

Left-wing fears over EU fund distribution

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

As Cabinet Minister Lázár announces plans for early EU grant applications, the leading left-wing daily fears that the hasty procedure will result in a mindless waste of resources. READ MORE

Jobbik at the gates?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

A liberal commentator believes that Fidesz is about to launch a major campaign against Jobbik. A pro-government columnist fears that Jobbik is a real threat to the country, while another liberal pundit contends that Jobbik is a joke rather than a credible alternative to the current centre-right government. READ MORE

House of Fates to express a ‘Love Story’

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
Historian Mária Schmidt, in charge of the ‘House of Fates’ project, defends the concept of the planned Holocaust memorial museum against leftist criticism and condemns the Cabinet Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s office for employing one of the main opponents of the project as his adviser. READ MORE

Budapest projects in limbo

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The leading left-wing daily contends that the government wants to punish the left- and liberal leaning capital city by redirecting structural development funds to its core constituencies in the countryside. The main pro-government daily is convinced that infrastructural projects will not grind to a halt in Budapest. READ MORE

New Orbán cabinet sworn in

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Commentators try to make sense of the two surprising elements of the news about the third government headed by Viktor Orbán – the planned transfer of several ministries in separate towns and the alleged feud between key Fidesz officials. READ MORE

US-Hungarian friction

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

A left-wing commentator believes that the Hungarian government criticizes the US in order to strengthen its anti-Western image before the April elections. Right-wing columnists are displeased with Senator McCain’s comments on Hungarian affairs. READ MORE

EU fund freeze lifted

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

A pro-government commentator believes that the government has won an important battle against the European Commission which tried to punish Hungary by suspending EU funds. READ MORE