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George Soros calls PM Orbán a dictator

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

A pro-government commentator suspects that George Soros and other critics of the Hungarian government want to divert attention from Hungary’s successful battle with the coronavirus. READ MORE

Hungary downgraded by Freedom House

Monday, May 11th, 2020

As the American watchdog organisation brands Hungary a ‘hybrid regime’ rather than even a half-consolidated democracy, opposition-leaning commentators believe their position has been vindicated while pro-government authors suggest that the report is deeply flawed. READ MORE

European Parliament to debate on Hungary again

Friday, May 8th, 2020

Opinions diverge on the decision by the European Parliament to discuss Hungary’s ‘coronavirus legislation’. READ MORE

PM Orbán protests against international criticism

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

As the Prime Minister sends a letter of protest to 53 European People’s Party (EPP) leaders rejecting what he sees as baseless attacks on his government, while a conservative analyst welcomes government efforts to openly confront international critics. READ MORE

European left-liberals condemn the Hungarian government

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Alongside another 18 left-wing and liberal newspapers throughout Europe, the nationwide left-wing daily publishes an appeal calling on European institutions to take measures against the Hungarian government. A pro-government sit rejects the accusations made in the appeal as unfounded. READ MORE

Parliament passes coronavirus emergency bill

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

As parliament extends the validity of the special powers conferred on the government until the end of the virus emergency, a left-wing analyst approves the opposition’s strategy to refuse to cooperate with the government on the government’s terms. A pro-government columnist rejects accusations that the government wants to introduce a dictatorship. READ MORE

Opposition refuses accelerated vote on emergency extension

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Opposition refuses accelerated vote on emergency extension

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of using Monday’s parliamentary session to smear the Prime Minister, while a critic of the government deems the attitude of the parliamentary majority recklessly uncompromising. An independent analyst warns against political hysteria on both sides. READ MORE

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

EU plans to make future payments conditional on rule of law compliance

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A left-wing author doubts that the opposition can reasonably expect the European Union to force the Hungarian government to change course. READ MORE

EP Committee to send fact-finding delegates to Hungary

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

A left-liberal author lambasts the European Union for its impotence in confronting what he sees as serial rule of law infringements by the Hungarian government. READ MORE