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To kneel or not to kneel, that is the question

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Pro-government pundits welcome the Hungarian national team’s decision not to ‘take the knee’ before their matches at the European Championship. A left-wing and a centrist columnist acknowledge that the gesture is highly controversial, but nonetheless criticize football fans who booed while the Irish team was taking the knee. READ MORE

A critical take on PM Orbán’s tax rebate plan

Saturday, June 12th, 2021

A left-wing columnist comments on the Prime Minister’s income tax waiver plan for 2021. He accuses the government of trying to buy votes., but is confident that Hungarians will not fall for it. READ MORE

Families to get full income tax rebate in 2021

Friday, June 11th, 2021

A pro-government commentator welcomes Prime Minister Orbán’s announcement,that the government will fully refund personal income tax paid in 2021 by parents if economic growth surpasses 5.5 per cent. READ MORE

Pope’s visit to Budapest

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
A pro-government columnist thinks that Pope Francis plans to avoid meeting Hungarian government politicians in order to punish them for defending Christianity – by keeping migrants out of the country. A left-wing commentator accuses the government of using Christianity to promote its own political agenda.

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Germany calls for the veto of EU member states in foreign affairs to be abolished

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

A pro-government author criticises German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who has called for EU member states to lose their veto rights on international issues while agreeing with Prime Minister Orbán who staunchly opposes the proposal. READ MORE

A lone (friendly) comment on PM Orbán’s visit to London

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

While most media have confined their coverage of the British-Hungarian summit to news reports and press reviews, a pro-government political analyst describes as telling the fact that the Hungarian Prime Minister was only the second European leader (after his Irish counterpart) to be received at 10 Downing Street since Brexit. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor Karácsony accused of body shaming

Thursday, May 13th, 2021
In an interview with the Economist, Budapest Mayor Karácsony, who is also expected to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the opposition, said that PM Orbán ’is short and fat, and I am tall and slim’. Soon after his remarks were published, Mr Karácsony apologized, claiming that his statement was just a bad joke.

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Government side is confident of victory next year

Friday, May 7th, 2021

A prominent pro-government analyst believes PM Orbán is likely to win the 2022 elections, but as a democrat, would also accept defeat. READ MORE

School reopening partially postponed

Friday, April 16th, 2021

On Thursday, Prime Minister Orbán announced that classroom education will resume on Monday for only the first 4 classes of primary school children. Students in the 5th grade and above will continue to learn online until May 10. READ MORE

Disagreement over vaccination consensus

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

An independent commentator questions the wisdom of the government’s re-opening plans, while a pro-government pundit questions the honesty of the opposition parties’ pro-vaccination campaign, in light of their earlier criticism of the Chinese and Russian jabs. READ MORE