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József Antall’s image – thirty years after his passing

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

The nationwide pro-government print daily devotes three articles to the figure of Hungary’s first democratically elected prime minister on the thirtieth anniversary of his death. READ MORE

Conflicting analyses on the nature of the ‘Orbán regime’

Monday, March 29th, 2021

A renowned liberal economist believes Hungary is neither a democracy nor a dictatorship, while a conservative philosopher thinks that Prime Minister Orbán is bringing the regime change to completion. READ MORE

Hungarians still overwhelmingly support the EU

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

An influential pro-government historian believes membership in the European Union is felt by Hungarians as a kind of compensation after Soviet rule. As long as the EU remains a union of sovereign states, she writes, it will not disintegrate. READ MORE

Miklós Németh blames his successors

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

Hungary’s last reformist Communist Prime Minister accuses the successive heads of government after 1990 of having neglected basic economic and constitutional reforms. READ MORE

Opposition boycotts anniversary celebration of regime change

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

A liberal philosopher accuses Fidesz of expropriating the 1990 regime change, while a pro-government analyst suggests that history will remember the opposition’s refusal to take part in an historic remembrance event. READ MORE

PM Orbán forecasts a strong Central Europe

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Commentators draw opposing conclusions from the Prime Minister’s speech on the 30th anniversary of the Romanian anti-communist revolution. READ MORE

Controversial government policies seen as a ‘conservative revolution’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

A pro-government political scientist interprets the oft-criticised policies of the Hungarian government as efforts aimed at completing the transition from the Communist regime. READ MORE

The balance sheet of 25 years of democracy

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Commenting on the commemoration held 25 years after the swearing in of the first democratically elected Hungarian Parliament in May 1990, analysts disagree on both the past and present.


Commemorating the anniversary of the reburial of Imre Nagy

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

As Hungary commemorates the 1989 reburial of Prime Minister Imre Nagy and his colleagues executed following the Revolution of 1956, political commentators try to trace the contemporary relevance of this event, strictly in line with their current political affiliations. READ MORE