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        Constitutional Court postpones discussion of ‘lex CEU’ and ‘NGO’ bills

        Thursday, June 7th, 2018

        A liberal and a pro-government pundit lambast the Constitutional Court for not discussing the constitutionality of the so-called ‘lex CEU’ and the anti-NGO legislation. READ MORE

        Constitutional Court says EU cannot violate Hungarian sovereignty

        Monday, December 5th, 2016

        As the Constitutional Court vindicates Hungary’s right to check any EU rule including mandatory migrant redistribution, a conservative columnist contends that the quota referendum was much ado for nothing. READ MORE

        More on Constitutional Court election

        Thursday, November 24th, 2016

        While left-wing parties accuse the LMP of collaborating” with the ruling parties, the first left-wing media reaction is only mildly negative. A liberal and a conservative analyst, although both critical of the government, see the election of the missing Constitutional Court judges in a positive light. READ MORE

        LMP helps elect Constitutional Court judges

        Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

        As other opposition parties accuse the green party of treason, former LMP leader András Schiffer takes up the defence of the Party’s MPs. He contends that the new appointees will bolster the system of checks and balances in Hungary.

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        Constitutional Court calls for new law on right of assembly

        Thursday, July 14th, 2016

        As Hungary’s top court rules that the police did not violate the Constitution by banning a demonstration planned in 2014 in front of PM Orbán’s home, commentators and experts disagree on whether the present legislation on the right of assembly should be reformed or not. READ MORE

        Constitutional Court strikes down National Bank Act amendments

        Monday, April 4th, 2016

        As the Constitutional Court blocks the amended National Bank Act, a left-wing and a conservative analyst accuse the government of large scale corruption. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, claims that the verdict shows that the rule of law is alive and well in Hungary. READ MORE

        No referendum on the Paks nuclear deal

        Friday, July 11th, 2014

        A liberal commentator criticizes the Constitutional Court for blocking a referendum on the extension of the nuclear power plant at Paks, referring to a constitutional ban on referenda over issues stipulated in international agreements. He believes previous rulings prove the court wrong. His conservative colleague approves the ruling but call for clearer legislation on referenda and public debt. READ MORE

        Parliament to rewrite FX loan contracts

        Monday, March 24th, 2014

        In their commentaries on the Constitutional Court’s verdict on forex loans, analysts from across the political spectrum agree that it is the government’s responsibility to help indebted families. It is, however, unclear how loans denominated in foreign currencies could be converted into Forint credits without severe economic consequences. READ MORE

        Is the rule of law in danger?

        Monday, April 8th, 2013

        As mutual accusations spiral frenetically, left-wing commentators accuse the government of destroying constitutional democracy, while they are being accused by their right-wing counterparts of fuelling foreign criticism of Hungary. READ MORE

        President Áder to sign the amendments

        Thursday, March 14th, 2013

        The President has announced that he will sign the controversial amendments to the Constitution. Earlier, a left-wing pundit argued that he should raise his voice against them. A pro-government legal expert objected that the President had no other lawful option than to promulgate the amendments. READ MORE