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Weeklies on the government’s sovereignty protection campaign

Monday, November 27th, 2023

As the government launches a national consultation on its differences with Brussels, asks Parliament to adopt a Sovereignty Protection Bill, and accompanies those two actions with a billboard campaign, opposition-leaning weeklies accuse it of acting against the national interest, while their pro-government counterparts argue that protecting national sovereignty is of key importance. READ MORE

Government billboards feature Alex Soros and von der Leyen

Friday, November 24th, 2023

A liberal commentator believes Soros Junior is less fit for the role of propaganda scarecrow than his father was. READ MORE

Government launches new national consultation

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

A left-wing pundit suggests that questions put to Hungarians by the government contain implicit lies, while the pro-government nationwide daily condemns the European Commission, after its spokesman also said that the allegations contained in the questionnaire are untrue. READ MORE

National Consultation on EU sanctions concluded

Friday, January 20th, 2023

A pro-government lawyer interprets the results of the National Consultation on EU sanctions as clear endorsement of the government’s policies. A left-wing columnist thinks that the whole national consultation exercise is nothing but a costly propaganda tool. READ MORE

Prominent left-wing author lambasts the PM

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

A veteran left-wing commentator accuses PM Orbán of playing to the gallery instead of trying to co-operate with the opposition to face the deepening crisis. READ MORE

Weeklies on sanctions and the war in Ukraine

Monday, October 10th, 2022

As the government prepares to launch yet another ’national consultation’ – this time on the sanctions imposed on Russia by the West in retaliation for the war in Ukraine – commentators offer diametrically opposed views on the conflict. READ MORE

Government to conduct ’National Consultation’ on EU sanctions

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Opinions diverge sharply on the government’s claim that western sanctions do more harm to EU countries than to Russia and should therefore be scrapped. READ MORE

Government and opposition found at fault in the Covid pandemic

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

A centrist analyst accuses both political sides of using the COVID emergency to promote cheap propaganda. READ MORE

National Consultation Number 9

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

A liberal sociologist slams the government’s latest national consultation questionnaire as a mere propaganda tool, while a pro-government analyst sees it as a smart exercise in democracy. READ MORE