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Gyurcsány accuses the government-side of protecting paedophile priests

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

A pro-government commentator defends the seal of confession against opposition criticism. READ MORE

Weeklies on the past two critical weeks

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Opinions diverge on how successful the government and the opposition have been in tackling the paedophile pardon crisis and on Hungary’s long-drawn-out reluctance to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership. READ MORE

Weeklies on events since President Novák’s resignation

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Commentators assess a wide range of issues connected to the paedophile pardon scandal, from the role of women in politics to why the opposition parties seem unable to profit from the failures on the government side. READ MORE

Weeklies on resignations and the stability of the government

Monday, February 19th, 2024

Just as last week, when weeklies went to print too early to comment on President Novák’s resignation in the wake of the paedophile pardon scandal, this week they were already on the stands when former Culture Minister Zoltán Balog resigned as chief Bishop of the Calvinist church for his role in convincing the President to pardon a man convicted for assisting a paedophile offender. Nor could they react to the demonstration of tens of thousands of people in Budapest on Friday night. Commentators discuss the resignations of the past week and why despite successive crises, the government’s position appears unshaken. READ MORE

Bishop Balog refuses to resign over the paedophile pardon case

Friday, February 16th, 2024

A pro-government intellectual believes the Calvinist bishop should quit after President Novák appeared to have pardoned the helper of a paedophile offender partly under his influence. READ MORE

Left-wing comments on the President’s resignation

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

One day after the first columns were published on the matter, the left-wing nationwide daily devoted four parallel commentaries to the departure of President Katalin Novák and former Justice Minister Judit Varga. READ MORE

First comments after President Novák’s resignation

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

A liberal analyst believes the opposition’s job is to pinpoint Prime Minister Orbán as the main cause of the paedophile pardon scandal, while the government side will try to use its media power to defend itself. A pro-government pundit writes that the events have shown Fidesz’s moral superiority. READ MORE

PM Orbán tables constitutional amendment to bar paedophile offenders from pardon

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

A journalist believes the Prime Minister’s announcement is a damage control measure after the widely negative reactions to the news that President Katalin Novák pardoned a man who tried to whitewash a paedophile offender. READ MORE

Opposition demands President Novák’s resignation over a controversial amnesty

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

A left-wing pundit thinks it was the fault of the ’system’ that President pardoned the helper of a paedophile offender last year. A pro-government columnist believes that the opposition side is more lenient towards paedophilia than the government. READ MORE

Debate on the ban on the promotion of homosexuality

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Ahead of the vote in Parliament on Tuesday, left-wing critics condemned a bill banning the promotion of homosexuality among children under the age of 18. Pro-government authors passionately disagree with criticism of the bill. READ MORE