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Weeklies on the chances of the opposition

Monday, June 24th, 2019

As opposition supporters cast their votes to decide on the challenger to Budapest Mayor István Tarlós in the local elections in the autumn, commentators ruminate on the chances of the opposition inside and outside Budapest. READ MORE

More comments on June 16

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

A left-wing commentator lambasts PM Orbán who only paid a private visit to Imre Nagy’s grave. A pro-government columnist thinks this symbolic civil war will continue in Hungary for decades to come. READ MORE

The 30th anniversary of Imre Nagy’s reburial

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

The nationwide left-wing daily quotes Imre Nagy’s granddaughter who says Viktor Orbán’s role was minimal in the regime change thirty years ago. A pro-government columnist recalls that the Communist regime conducted a campaign against the young Orbán’s speech at the reburial ceremony in 1989. READ MORE

European political landscape after the EP election

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

A pro-government analyst predicts that new rifts will emerge in the EU after centrist mainstream parties lost ground at the European Parliamentary elections. A left-wing commentator hopes that centrist conservatives, socialists and liberals will create a strong core that keeps nationalists parties at bay. READ MORE

First reactions to EP election results

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Columnists all across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the European Parliamentary election on Hungarian and European Union politics. READ MORE

Weeklies on EP elections

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

In their last issues before the elections for the European Parliament, Hungary’s weeklies express diametrically opposed views on Hungarian politics and the country’s place in Europe. READ MORE

Two takes of what’s at stake in the EP election

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Two leading media outlets express opposing views on who stands for what in Sunday’s elections for the European Parliament. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Trump-Orbán summit

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Two conservative pundits, one critical of the government, the other a firm supporter, debate whether Hungary’s improved diplomatic relations with the US serve the interests of Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán meets US President Trump

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

A pro-government columnist interprets PM Orbán’s Washington visit as a great diplomatic success for Hungary. A left-wing pundit thinks that the meeting had no real importance. A Marxist philosopher suspects that President Trump needs PM Orbán to weaken the EU. READ MORE

Weeklies on EP elections

Monday, May 13th, 2019

Two weeks before the elections for the European Parliament, weeklies assess the possible outcomes and ponder whether Fidesz will remain a member of the European People’s Party or choose a more radical right-wing group after the election. READ MORE