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Government extends loan repayment moratorium

Monday, September 21st, 2020

A pro-government commentator praises the Prime Minister for his bold measures to mitigate the economic effects of the pandemic. The leading online business news site also welcomes the government’s decision to extend the loan repayment moratorium. READ MORE

Government caps coronavirus test price

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

As the government sets a maximum charge for coronavirus private tests and the opposition demands that they be provided completely free of charge, a liberal commentator deems capped prices harmful. READ MORE

Hungary in the second wave of the pandemic

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

As the numbers of new coronavirus infections surge and the government introduces new measures to contain the epidemic, analysts urge more social distancing and testing. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s 20 August address

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Prime Minister Orbán calls on Central European countries to create a strong alliance grounded in Christian values and help return Europe to its traditional norms. READ MORE

Soros 90

Friday, August 14th, 2020

In an interview conducted in New York by Italian journalist Mario Platero for the Hungarian left-wing nationwide daily, the 90 year-old financier and supporter of liberal NGOs calls PM Orbán an opponent of European values. Pro-government commentators describe Mr Soros as a man peddling a dangerous ideology. READ MORE

Hungary’s Lukasehenko dilemma

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Two months after the Prime Minister’s visit to Belarus, left-wing outlets ponder what choices remain open to him as President Lukashenko’s electoral victory is widely believed to be the result of electoral fraud. READ MORE

Migrants – a biological bomb?

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

A pro-government columnist writes about the danger of Covid19 spreading within migrant communities and condemns western media outlets which misquoted the Prime Minister’s words last week on this subject. READ MORE

Navracsics says Fidesz risks losing centrist voters

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

As the former Deputy Prime Minister and European Commissioner warns that Fidesz has moved too far to the right, a radical right-wing philosopher cautions against ostracising him. READ MORE

Dispute over Hungarian Zeitgeist

Monday, August 10th, 2020

A liberal pundit attributes the continuing popularity of Fidesz to the growing hopelessness of voters. His pro-government counterpart writes that regime change is still incomplete as culture is still dominated by left-wing liberal post-communists. READ MORE

Weeklies on the end of Index

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Opposition-leaning weeklies predict that Index will never be the same again, following the resignation of over 80 journalists and staff, who quit last week citing their fears of government interference. A pro-government weekly sees an opposition plot behind the conflict. READ MORE