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Pro-Fidesz film producer elaborates on his attack on Fidesz oligarchs

Monday, August 21st, 2023

László Pesty likens a whole group of influential oligarchs to early 20th-century Sicilian mafiosi and urges the Fidesz leadership to get rid of them. READ MORE

Pro-Fidesz film producer condemns Fidesz oligarchs

Thursday, August 10th, 2023

In an interview with a left-wing website, a filmmaker who produced documentaries critical of former Socialist Prime Ministers has repeated his condemnation of oligarchs close to the current government who brazenly enrich themselves, but pledged his continued loyalty to PM Orbán. READ MORE

Friction over Budapest advertising columns

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

A left-liberal weekly accuses the government of abusing its power, as the Budapest Municipal Council removes advertisement columns owned by Lajos Simicska. READ MORE

LMP protesting against “oligarchs”

Friday, July 13th, 2012

In a comment on the LMP’s protest action against what they consider the government’s clientelism and corruption, one left-wing commentator criticizes the party for what he considers an ineffective theatrical performance. The leading left-wing daily, on the other hand, contends that the LMP managed to make its point, while a pro-government columnist considers the protest unserious. READ MORE

Fidesz accused of promoting oligarchs

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Left-wing commentators claim that the government leases large state-owned fields to its “oligarchs” at a reduced rate, instead of helping local family farms. Centrist analysts believe that the debate will create an opportunity for opposition parties to attract rural voters. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, finds such left-wing criticism deeply unconvincing. READ MORE