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Capitol Hill riot compared and contrasted to Hungary in 2006

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Columnists on both sides of the political divide find similarities between the siege of the US Congress and the disturbances in Budapest 14 years ago – but draw opposing conclusions. READ MORE

Parliament rejects the Istanbul Convention

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

A liberal author blasts the pro-government majority in parliament, which passed a resolution on Tuesday against ratifying the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. A pro-government site and an independent legal analyst disagree, although for differing reasons. READ MORE

Dispute over Charlottesville violence

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Right-wing, libertarian and left-wing commentators interpret the Charlottesville events in the light of Hungarian politics. READ MORE

Transborder Hungarian politician insulted by far-right protesters

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Right and left-wing commentators agree that there should be zero tolerance for far-right radicalism. They accuse Jobbik of fomenting hatred, after far-right protesters physically attacked a prominent Hungarian politician from Vojvodina. READ MORE

Népszabadság ponders revolution

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

A leading left-wing columnist regards any revolutionary option as uncivilised, but wonders if there is a way to oust Fidesz from power without resorting to violence. READ MORE