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PM Orbán calls referendum

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

A pro-government commentator welcomes the Prime Minister’s decision to call a referendum on the controversial child abuse legislation. A liberal columnist interprets the referendum as an act of ‘political paedophilia’. READ MORE

Left-wing analyst defends inclusion of Jobbik in opposition alliance

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

A left-wing political scientist acknowledges that some of the values espoused by Jobbik are anathema to left-wing and liberal voters, but he nonetheless believes that Jobbik should be part of the opposition cooperation. READ MORE

Weeklies on conflicts with the EU

Monday, July 19th, 2021

The weeklies are sharply divided on the issues which pit the Hungarian government against the European Commission, but all consider these controversies serious and lasting. READ MORE

EU starts legal action against Hungary (and Poland)

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Reacting to the infringement procedure launched by the European Commission over LGBTQ issues, a pro-government historian thinks this controversy resembles the clash over asylum-seekers in the late 2010s. A left-wing commentator, by contrast, sees a clear political motive behind the ‘child protection law’ identified as homophobic by the European Commission. READ MORE

EC accused of misstating facts over LGBT education

Friday, July 16th, 2021

As the European Commission launches an infringement procedure against Hungary in the latest  development in the controversy over Hungary’s ‘paedophile law’, a pro-government analyst claims that Brussels wants to ‘re-programme children’ and finds it in denial of its real intentions. READ MORE

Hungary punished by UEFA

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

 

The nationwide sports daily lambasts the European Football Union (UEFA) for inflicting hard punishment on the Hungarian Football League after sporadic racist and homophobic behaviour among fans during EURO-20 matches in Budapest. A left-wing commentator believes the sanctions are justified. READ MORE

EP condemns Hungary’s anti-LGBT law

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Pro-government commentators accuse the EU of endorsing gender and LGBT ideologies which are alien to everyday Europeans. A liberal media outlet thinks that Fidesz is using the anti-LGBT legislation to divert public attention from other issues the governing party is less comfortable with. READ MORE

Weeklies on new divergences between The EU and Hungary

Monday, July 5th, 2021

Opposition-leaning weeklies ponder whether the row between most European governments and Hungary’s leaders over sexual education might ultimately lead to Hungary leaving the European Union, while pro-government outlets praise the Hungarian government for defending traditional values.

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Divided views on the frontal collision between EU leaders and the Hungarian government

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

A left-liberal foreign policy expert lambasts the new ‘law on paedophilia’ as a cheap propaganda manoeuvre that will cost Hungary dear in its relations with international partners. A pro-government analyst, on the other hand, protests against the EU drive to impose ‘LGBTQ ideology’ on member states. READ MORE

Hungary ‘vindicated’ by Czech victory over Holland

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

A pro-government outlet expresses schadenfreude over the defeat of the Dutch football team by the Czech side in the Euro 2020 tournament, soon after the Dutch Prime Minister said ‘Hungary must be brought to its knees’. READ MORE