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Weeklies on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution – and Ukraine

Monday, March 18th, 2024

As every year, commentators mark 15 March with attempts to apply the lessons of the 1848 revolution to the present era . READ MORE

Diverging takes on the March 15 celebrations

Friday, March 17th, 2023

Mandiner quotes reactions from all sides to the various speeches to mark the 175th anniversary of the 1848 revolution. Each speech referred, albeit in contradictory ways, to the contentious issues of our own days. READ MORE

Disunity on March 15th

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of representing foreign interests, while a left-wing commentator laments the lack of unity within the opposition in celebrations to mark the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

March 15 anniversary in the shadow of coronavirus

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

A pro-government and a liberal pundit both call for national unity and solidarity – and accuse the other political camp of undermining trust. READ MORE

March 15 kicks off the electoral campaign

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Commentators continue to analyse the Prime Minister’s speech on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution, and the chances of the fragmented opposition in the forthcoming parliamentary election. READ MORE

March 15 celebrations

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Left-liberal commentators complain that the gatherings held by the opposition on the anniversary of the 1848 Hungarian revolution were highly uninspiring for those who would like to see a regime change in Hungary. READ MORE

March 15 protest – a beginning or the end?

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the demand that the PM and the President should apologise ‘for the past six years’ will help the teachers’ protest movement turn into a political force or signals the end of it all. READ MORE

Can Polish-Hungarian friendship be non-divisive?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Looking back at the controversial March 15 celebrations in Budapest, a conservative Polish commentator finds it sad that there are no more non-political national holidays, at least not in Hungary. And the contagion has reached Poland as well. READ MORE