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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

Soros accused of speculating against the Forint

Monday, April 13th, 2020

The pro-government media suspects that the extreme volatility the Hungarian currency has shown over the past few days is due to speculative sales. They all believe that American-Hungarian financier George Soros may be the one pulling the strings. A liberal weekly ridicules that assumption. READ MORE

Debate over compensation for inmates and Roma rolls on

Monday, January 27th, 2020

Weeklies and weekend editions of dailies right across the political spectrum discuss the implications of the government’s plans to suspend payment of compensation for  inmates who have won court cases for overcrowding and Roma children taught in segregated classrooms. Each side accuses the other of inciting hatred and threatening the constitutional order. READ MORE

George Soros is still a trump card in politics

Friday, December 27th, 2019

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of trying to woo anti-Semitic voters with its anti-Soros campaign. A pro-government pundit dismisses the accusation as absurd. READ MORE

Organizations funded from abroad accused of serving foreign interests

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

A prominent pro-government security expert thinks that both the Islamic State terror group and Hungarian-born financier George Soros use humanitarian organizations for their political aims. He calls on the secret services to remain vigilant and defend free elections. READ MORE