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Népszabadság is an opposition daily. Founded in 1956, it is the successor to the Szabad Népthis newspaper and Hungary's most widely read quality newspaper. During the socialist era it was seen as the mouthpiece of the sole ruling party, the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party (MSZMP). After the collapse of communism in 1989 it maintained close ties to its successor party, the Hungarian Workers Party (MSZP). The MSZP also partially owns the paper.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Centre-left
Circulation: 54,300 (2014)
Frequency of publication: Daily
Online payment model: All content free of charge

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Publisher: Mehrheitseigentümer: Vienna Capital Partners, Verlag: Népszabadság Zrt.
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1956

1034 Budapest, Bécsi út 122-124.
Phone: 0036 14 60 27 40
Twitter: @nolhu

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422 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

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1.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 09/11/2015

Exodus to Europe: Merkel can pull through this crisis too

Despite fierce opposition from her own political camp German Chancellor Angela Merkel has what it takes to push through her controversial course in the refugee ... » more

2.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 06/11/2015

Exodus to Europe: Everyone talking about Hungary

Hungary has put itself in the spotlight of Europe's public discourse with its rigid refugee policy, journalist Tamás Frei comments in the centre-left daily Népszabadság: ... » more

3.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 19/10/2015

New border fence hurts Hungary's reputation

Hungary has further tarnished its image by closing its border to Croatia with razor wire on the weekend, the left-liberal daily Népszabadság criticises: "Western Europe ... » more

4.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 01/09/2015

Scenes from a disaster film

Watching the scenes taking place at Keleti train station in Budapest and on Hungary's border with Austria, the left-liberal daily Népszabadság feels reminded of the ... » more

5.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 25/08/2015

Germany's refugee policy exemplary

As far as refugee policy is concerned Europe should follow Germany's example, urges the centre-left daily Népszabadság: "We should take note of the tone the ... » more

6.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 08/08/2015

US also to blame for refugees' flight to Europe

The wave of refugees in Europe is not least a result of the US's misguided attempts to export democracy to the Arab world, writes the ... » more

7.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 13/07/2015

Ultranationalists bring war to western Ukraine

Ukrainian ultranationalists of the Right Sector movement engaged in a gunfight with police in the western Ukrainian region of Transcarpathia on Saturday. At least two ... » more

8.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 09/06/2015

Life in Hungary would be dull without immigrants

At the same time as a public opinion poll on the subject of immigration is being carried out, Viktor Orbán's government has launched a highly ... » more

9.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 29/04/2015

Death penalty options in Hungary

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán publicly reflected on reintroducing the death penalty on Tuesday. The EU, where the death penalty is banned, reacted with harsh ... » more

10.  Népszabadság - Hungary | 24/03/2015

Hungarians an unhappy lot

According to a Europe-wide study the Hungarians are among the most unhappy people in Europe. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság explains why its fellow countrymen are ... » more


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