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US report compares Hungary and Poland to Turkey

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

A pro-government analyst rejects a report by three US organisations as a call for NATO to interfere in Hungarian internal affairs. READ MORE

Scandal around Demeter’s attack on Soros

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Following the decision of the director of the Petőfi Literary Museum to withdraw remarks comparing George Soros to Hitler, one commentator describes his words as a primitive insult to the victims of the Holocaust, while a political scientist thinks he performed a huge disservice to the government that appointed him to head the country’s most important literary institution. READ MORE

Antony Blinken named as next US Secretary of State

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Commentators across the political spectrum try to guess how US-Hungarian diplomatic relations will develop under the new US administration. READ MORE

PM Orbán responds to George Soros

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Replying to an article by George Soros, the Hungarian Prime minister accuses what he calls ‘the Soros network’ of trying to eliminate national sovereignty and facilitate migration in order to create a multicultural Europe that would be ‘easy prey for global elites’. READ MORE

EU measures seen as reminiscent of the Soviet Union

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Pro-government columnists agree with Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch, that the EU’s attempts to make financial disbursements conditional on resect for the ‘rule of law’ resemble Soviet attitudes. A left-wing commentator predicts that PM Orbán will have to retreat in order to get access to vital EU funding. READ MORE

Soros 90

Friday, August 14th, 2020

In an interview conducted in New York by Italian journalist Mario Platero for the Hungarian left-wing nationwide daily, the 90 year-old financier and supporter of liberal NGOs calls PM Orbán an opponent of European values. Pro-government commentators describe Mr Soros as a man peddling a dangerous ideology. READ MORE

Debate over free speech and censorship

Monday, May 18th, 2020

The leading pro-government daily accuses ‘George Soros and his network’, in a series of articles, of censoring Facebook content and limiting free speech. A liberal commentator finds the accusations absurd. A neoliberal pundit notes that free speech is under threat throughout Europe. READ MORE

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

Dispute over George Soros’s perpetual bonds proposal

Friday, May 1st, 2020

A conservative columnist believes that the ‘perpetual eurobonds’ proposed by George Soros would weaken national sovereignty and turn states into debt slaves. A liberal commentator acknowledges that the scheme has some risks, but nonetheless believes that such bonds would benefit Hungary. READ MORE

Economic recovery plans provoke controversy

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

A pro-government commentator accuses the left-liberal opposition of using the pandemic emergency to sow chaos and destruction. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, questions the government’s claim that it needs no external funding to tackle the economic consequences of the virus pandemic. READ MORE