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Péter Magyar releases recordings alleging corruption

Thursday, March 28th, 2024

A pro-government pundit condemns Magyar for secretly recording and now publicly releasing a conversation with his wife, who was at that time (January 2023) Minister of Justice. A left-wing columnist takes the audio as proof that the government is not worthy of public trust. READ MORE

Rogán accused by Portik

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Claims by Tamás Portik, a prominent figure from the Hungarian underworld, that he gave a leading Fidesz politician the equivalent of 10 million forints in Euros receive a different reception in left and right wing media. Pro-government news outlets find contradictions in his testimony, while the leading left-wing daily is undecided. READ MORE

Péter Juhász, TV2 and Fidesz locked in war over wealth

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Népszabadság accuses the government’s communication team of targeting people critical of those in power, while Pesti Srácok warns that opposition politicians are also public figures who must face public scrutiny. READ MORE

Rogán’s appointment opposed by Lázár

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

A left-wing commentator thinks internal feuds within the ruling party have no practical importance, as long as PM Orbán is in office. READ MORE

Foreign currency (FX) loans to be eliminated

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

As the government promises to convert FX loans into Forint credit by the end of the year, analysts wonder how the conversion could and should be carried out. READ MORE

New Orbán cabinet sworn in

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Commentators try to make sense of the two surprising elements of the news about the third government headed by Viktor Orbán – the planned transfer of several ministries in separate towns and the alleged feud between key Fidesz officials. READ MORE

Left-wing daily endorses new government plan on forex mortgages

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

An editorial in the most read left wing daily describes the new measures to ease the burden of forex debtors as fair and balanced. READ MORE

Utility tariff cuts as campaign tools

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Commenting on the government’s plan to transform the energy and utility providers into non-profit services, a left-wing and a centrist columnist accuse the government of welfare populism. A right-wing pundit, on the other hand, believes that the Socialists want to increase their popularity by creating a fully welfare dependent constituency. READ MORE

Retirement accounts – the price of a hasty promise

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

A left-wing paper and an independent liberal commentator both excoriate the government for going back on its promise to create individual retirement accounts for those citizens who transferred their compulsory retirement savings to the national social security system. READ MORE

Magyar Hírlap’s ‘scoop’ parodied in Népszava

Friday, April 5th, 2013

In a blatant parody of a Magyar Hírlap story alleging that Socialist leader Mesterházy is facing a serious challenge from an older generation of party officials, Népszava writes that dissatisfied Fidesz members might send an ultimatum to PM Viktor Orbán, demanding a correction of his political course. READ MORE