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Conflicting assessments of the PM’s ’baby boom plan’

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Left-wing analysts suggest the Prime Minister’s 7 point ’family protection plan’ is aimed at taking back the political initiative, while a pro-government pundit thinks it opens a new paradigm – and not just in Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s State of Hungary Address

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Pro-government columnists praise the Prime Minister’s cash and loan package incentives to generate what he hopes will be a ‘baby boom’ as an unprecedented effort to overcome demographic decline. Business sites suggest that many details of the plan still have to be worked out.  READ MORE

Angela Merkel meets V4 leaders

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Pro-government columnists commenting on the Bratislava summit disagree on whether German Chancellor Merkel has joined the Visegrád leaders in their stance against mass migration to Europe. READ MORE

A pro-government view on Brexit

Friday, January 18th, 2019

A conservative analyst regrets that with Brexit, Hungary is losing an ally in debates within the European Union. She also finds it worrying that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will apparently take place in chaotic conditions. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s international press conference

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

A pro-government and a left-wing analyst offer diametrically opposed assessments of PM Orbán’s Thursday press conference. One criticises journalists for their hostile questions, while the other complains that the PM’s Office refused entry refused to some critical outlets.
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A critique of isolationism

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

An independent conservative pundit disagrees with President Trump whom he accuses of destroying the world order rather than reforming it.  READ MORE

New Year’s Day assessments

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that Prime Minister Orbán botched his chances in 2018 and predicts his fall within eight years, while a pro-government columnist argues that Mr Orbán’s political line is slowly becoming the European mainstream. READ MORE

Prime Minister moves into his new office in the Buda Castle District

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

As the building of the new office of the Prime Minister has been completed in a refurbished former monastery on Castle Hill, opinions diverge on whether that fact symbolises the separation of powers or the PM’s pivotal role in the current political setup. READ MORE

Case CEU – how important is it?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Left wing commentators consider the departure of the US-accredited degree modules of the Central European University a major defeat for democracy. A conservative analyst remarks that the West does not seem too concerned. READ MORE

CEU moves 4 courses out of 5 to Vienna

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

After the President of the Central European University announced that 49 of the CEU’s 59 courses will be transferred to Vienna, the debate continues in the press on whether the government’s refusal to let them stay serves or harms Hungary’s interests. READ MORE