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Weeklies on the economy, international relations and Pride Month

Monday, July 17th, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators find the record of the government extremely negative and lament the absence of a credible challenger. Right-wing columnists find serious deficiencies in the parties representing the western mainstream and their allies in Hungary. READ MORE

Gender war over a rainbow-coloured bench

Saturday, July 15th, 2023

A left-wing commentator blames the government for what she sees as increasing intolerance towards LGBTQ people, while a right-wing columnist supports equal rights for sexual minorities but condemns what he calls brazen provocations. READ MORE

A pro-government take on the Pride festival

Friday, June 23rd, 2023

As the Budapest Pride Month enters its second week, a right-wing columnist lambasts LGBT activism but advocates tolerance toward sexual minorities. READ MORE

President Novák vetoes whistleblower law

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

A left-wing commentator suspects that the veto was just meant to boost Ms Novák’s prestige. A pro-government columnist sees the presidential veto as proof that democracy works in Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s EU funding prospects

Monday, November 28th, 2022

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies ponder if and when Hungary will get access to suspended EU funding. READ MORE

Football as a political battlefield

Saturday, November 26th, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of promoting a progressive LGBTQ agenda at the Qatar World Cup, while his left-wing counterpart suspects that by lambasting the German national team, the Right wants to divert attention from Hungary’s pressing economic problems. READ MORE

Supreme Court narrows down government’s ‘child protection’ referendum

Monday, November 1st, 2021

A left-wing liberal commentator welcomes the Curia’s decision to dismiss one of the government’s referendum questions on the controversial child protection law. Magyar Narancs concedes that as the ruling shows, courts still are ‘to a certain extent’ still independent. READ MORE

EP calls for the recognition of same sex marriage

Friday, September 17th, 2021

A conservative commentator accuses the European Parliament of becoming the ‘puppet’ of George Soros, after the assembly called for the recognition of same sex marriage throughout the Union. READ MORE

Dispute over child pornography law rolls on

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

A pro-government commentator agrees with the government that LGBT organizations should not be involved in the sexual education of minors. Left-wing and liberal pundits wonder if the Bible and Plato’s works should also be considered as ‘homosexual propaganda’. READ MORE

Liberal authors call opposition leaders to account on morality

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Four fiercely government-critical weeklies slam opposition leaders who have used what they see as morally questionable means in their political campaigns. All nonetheless readily assure their leaders that they find the government side even more guilty of such behaviour. READ MORE