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Wild strike not supported by Trade Unions

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A liberal commentator excoriates the Trade Union confederations which cautioned against illegal strikes in protest against government policies. READ MORE

March 15 protest – a beginning or the end?

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the demand that the PM and the President should apologise ‘for the past six years’ will help the teachers’ protest movement turn into a political force or signals the end of it all. READ MORE

Weeklies on teachers’ protest

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Left-wing and liberal weeklies accuse the government of destroying the education system. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, speculates that the opposition parties are orchestrating the teachers’ protests in the hope that they can bring down the Orbán government, if another flow of migrants reaches Hungary in the spring. READ MORE

Further repercussions of the teachers’ demonstration

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Commentators on both Left and Right ponder the broader implications of the teachers’ rally against the centralized education administration on Saturday. READ MORE

Teachers’ rally in Budapest

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Following Saturday’s mass demonstration, Népszabadság declares what it calls ‘Orbán’s educational counter-revolution’ a failure, while Magyar Nemzet likens the unshaven protestors to the student movement which gave birth to Fidesz 28 years ago. READ MORE

Snap election rumours debunked

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

A liberal analyst deems it highly unlikely that Fidesz would opt for calling a sudden general election. READ MORE

Teachers Organizations Split on Roundtable Talks

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Where Népszabadság identifies a government attempt to divide and conquer teachers’ organizations, Magyar Idők discovers a measuring stick which shows who is working for a solution and those who want only short-term political gain from the upheaval. READ MORE