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Weeklies on the Prime Minister’s address

Monday, August 1st, 2022

The six opposition-leaning weeklies condemn practically in unison the speech delivered by the Prime Minister last Saturday. One pro-government weekly simply summarises his words, while another praises his central message. READ MORE

PM admits his words ‘could be misunderstood’

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

As Prime Minister Orbán conceded that his choice of language on ‘mixed races’ could ‘lead to misunderstandings’, a pro-government commentator believes it is time to turn the page on the issue, while a left-wing columnist lambasts the Chancellor of Austria for not cancelling the Austria-Hungary summit. READ MORE

US Embassy sends barely veiled message

Friday, July 29th, 2022

As the US Embassy in Budapest has issued a statement in defence of diversity, following the Prime Minister’s controversial remarks last Saturday, some analysts have come to the defence of Mr Orbán. READ MORE

Prime Minister’s advisor resigns in reaction to ’mixed race’ speech

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

In an interview with the number one commercial TV station, a personal advisor to the PM who resigned to dissociate herself from the words of the Premier on ‘mixed races’ said she went public to ‘stop the madness’. READ MORE

Hungary beats England 4:0 in Wolverhampton

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Following Hungary’s successive impressive defeats of England, home and away in the UEFA Nations’ League, commentators praise the national team and decry the behaviour of English fans who booed the Hungarian national anthem. READ MORE

Hungary beats England in UEFA Nations League

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

A left-wing columnist finds it sad that children Hungary – England match jeered when the English team took the knee. A conservative historian wonders if kids wanted to express their discontent with English colonial arrogance. READ MORE

Outrage over racist abuse at the Hungary-England match

Monday, September 6th, 2021

A conservative columnist thinks that English commentators accusing Hungarian fans of widespread racism use double standards. A moderate columnist finds it sad that Hungary is being judged after the behaviour of a couple of hundred racist fans. READ MORE

Hungary punished by UEFA

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

 

The nationwide sports daily lambasts the European Football Union (UEFA) for inflicting hard punishment on the Hungarian Football League after sporadic racist and homophobic behaviour among fans during EURO-20 matches in Budapest. A left-wing commentator believes the sanctions are justified. READ MORE

To kneel or not to kneel, that is the question

Monday, June 14th, 2021

Pro-government pundits welcome the Hungarian national team’s decision not to ‘take the knee’ before their matches at the European Championship. A left-wing and a centrist columnist acknowledge that the gesture is highly controversial, but nonetheless criticize football fans who booed while the Irish team was taking the knee. READ MORE

Hungarian paper defends Romanian referee in racism row

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

As the Romanian press praises Magyar Nemzet for taking up the defence of a Romanian referee shamed even by his own government, a conservative analyst is outraged by what he sees as attempts by international bodies at policing national languages. READ MORE