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Opposing takes on Parliamentary Speaker’s speech to national security officials

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

An opposition-leaning commentator believes the Speaker called on the security services to interfere with internal politics and therefore should immediately resign. A pro-government columnist retorts that the Speaker’s words have been misrepresented by the opposition. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on Navalny poisoning

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

A pro-government commentator doesn’t believe that Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was poisoned by the Russian secret services. READ MORE

Film Academy Award for István Szabó

Friday, February 7th, 2020

A conservative historian finds it nauseating that the Hungarian Film Academy, funded by the state, decided to award the Oscar winner film director István Szabó, who as an informer actively helped the Communist secret police in the late 1950s. READ MORE

Details of 2007 espionage case released

Friday, April 5th, 2019

After the publication of details of the 2007 espionage scandal in which Russian FSB agents had access to sensitive information on Hungarian secret agencies, a pro-government commentator finds it peculiar that politicians who in 2007 compromised Hungary’s security now accuse the government of serving Russian interests. READ MORE

Bill on undercover agents criticised

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Independent conservative commentators reject out of hand the idea that media enterprises could be compelled to employ secret service agents. The bill containing such a passage on ‘content providers’ is part of a 34 page package tabled by the Minister of Home Affairs in Parliament last week. READ MORE

EU Parliament lifts Jobbik MEP’s immunity

Friday, October 16th, 2015

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit agree that during the investigation into an MEP‘s alleged spying activity for Russia (see BudaPost through May 20, 2014) Jobbik will have to clarify if it is in any way inked to the Russian secret services. READ MORE

Weeklies on Simicska’s accusations

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Left-wing magazines point out how damaging the charge levelled against the Prime Minister by his former close ally is. Liberal pundits think the uncertainty about former real or imagined police informants should have been settled long time ago by publishing all Communist secret service files, while right-wing commentators call Mr Simicska’s allegations sheer slander. READ MORE

Simicska accuses Orbán of informing on him in Communist era

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Commentators are predominantly sceptical about the allegation that PM Orbán was recruited by the communist secret services during his military service in 1982. READ MORE