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Audi strike ends after wage hike deal

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Left-wing outlets celebrate the victory of the Audi workers whose demands have been heeded by the management after a 6 day long strike which brought assembly lines in Hungary and even at the Audio mother factory in Germany to a standstill. READ MORE

Parliament approves Overtime Bill

Friday, December 14th, 2018

Interpreting Wednesday’s street disturbances after the vote on the Overtime Bill, pro-government commentators accuse the opposition of violating democratic norms, while a left-wing and a liberal columnist think that extra-Parliamentary action is necessary for the opposition to challenge the government. 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

Socialists urged to distance themselves from liberals

Monday, March 9th, 2015

A centrist analyst calls on the Socialist Party to return to social democratic principles, or risk further decline, including the danger of losing its voters to Jobbik. READ MORE

Trade union road blocks

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

A pro-government commentator argues that the nationwide demonstration proved the presence of vibrant democracy in Hungary. Meanwhile she criticises the government for imposing toll on the Budapest highway belt as well as MPs for wanting to exempt themselves of highway tolls. READ MORE

Trade union demonstration lacks critical mass

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Commenting on a Friday rally held by teachers’ trade unions opposed to the government, the leading left-wing daily cautions against organizing demonstrations if no large scale participation is ensured. A moderate analyst suggeststs that the Left has alienated the trade unions, their natural allies, by embracing neoliberal doctrines. READ MORE

Will shops be closed on Sundays?

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The main pro-government daily cautions against a hasty decision on ordering department stores and hypermarkets to be closed on Sundays. The commentator cautiously criticises contradictory statements made by leading politicians on the matter. READ MORE

Divisions among protesters over agreements with the government

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Commenting on the preliminary agreements between the Ministry of Human Resources and protesting teachers’ trade unions and student organisations, Népszabadság believes the government has managed to divide the protest movements which forced it to retreat before the Christmas holidays. READ MORE

Lessons of the D-Day protests

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Left-wing commentators believe that last weekend’s demonstrations were just the beginning of a protest season against government policies, while others suggest that the street actions did not even help the opposition parties. READ MORE