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Government seeks to extend special decrees indefinitely

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

A liberal columnist accuses the government of introducing a dictatorship under the pretext of the Covid-19 pandemic, and urges the opposition to vote against the bill conferring special powers on the government. A pro-government analyst suspects that the opposition intends to foil efforts to contain the epidemic in order to prove that the government is incompetent. READ MORE

Opposition wins Dunaújváros by-election

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

A liberal commentator interprets the opposition victory in the Dunaújváros Parliamentary by-election as proof that opposition voters have no qualms in supporting any joint candidate, regardless of their ideological leaning. READ MORE

Parliament Regulations amended

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Commentators on both Right and Left comment on the government’s series of amendments to the House Regulations which both limit the opportunities of MPs to switch party factions, and punish them for obstructing the normal operation of Parliament. READ MORE

Parlament to ban demonstrations in front of politicians’ homes

Friday, July 20th, 2018

A pro-government constitutional lawyer dismisses accusations by the opposition that the Fidesz-dominated Parliament intends to curb the freedom of assembly. READ MORE

Therapies for a left-wing recovery

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Two weeks after the general election, commentators on both sides of the main political divide  try to figure out whether the opposition parties will ever become a match for Fidesz or whether a new one can replace them. READ MORE

Márki Zay to become the leader of a united opposition?

Friday, April 27th, 2018

A libertarian columnist welcomes the recently elected Mayor of Hódmezővásárhely onto the national political stage, as a challenger to the leaders of the fragmented opposition. He also dismisses the idea that the opposition should boycott parliament. READ MORE

Autumn legislative session opens

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

At the opening session of the autumn parliamentary season, the governing party and the opposition exchanged blows over immigration and corruption – and so have the dailies. READ MORE

Ukraine bans teaching in minority languages

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

An independent conservative columnist welcomes the unity of Hungarian political parties in the face of the new public education act passed by the Ukrainian Parliament which stipulates that after the 4 years of the elementary school, schoolchildren must be taught all subjects in Ukrainian.
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A bill against Heineken beer

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

A conservative legal analyst finds it ridiculous and unconstitutional that the government intends to enact a law in retaliation against Heineken which has had a Hungarian Transylvanian beer banned by a Romanian court. READ MORE

President Áder re-elected

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

A left-wing columnist describes President Áder as unfit for the job and praises opposition candidate László Majtényi. His conservative counterpart on the other hand believes that Mr Áder’s first term has been successful. READ MORE