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Hungarian-Croatian diplomatic friction

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

In a comment on the diplomatic dispute between Hungary and Croatia over border defence and migration, a conservative pundit calls for calm, as the two countries have common economic and geopolitical interests. READ MORE

Polish tapping leaks about Hungary

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A conservative blogger thinks the real revelation in the Polish leaks is not a widely publicised obscene remark about Mr Orbán and Mr Putin, but what the CEO of the Polish Oil Corporation had to say about how his Hungarian counterpart is trying to circumvent his corruption trial underway in Croatia. READ MORE

PM shields MOL CEO

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Népszabadság thinks the Croatian move to put the Chief Executive Officer of Hungary’s oil and gas multinational on the international wanted list was too rude for the Hungarian government to tolerate in silence. The Prime Minister has been practically forced to stand behind Mr Hernádi. READ MORE

Hungarian-Croatian dispute over MOL oil company

Friday, October 4th, 2013

As the Hungarian government joins the dispute between Croatia and the MOL oil company, left-wing and centrist commentators believe that the Orbán government could defend the national interest abroad only by completely contradicting its own rhetoric against foreign investors present in the Hungarian energy sector. READ MORE

Croatian prosecutor to interrogate MOL chief as a suspect

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Népszabadság thinks Hungary will not be able to prevent the Croatian authorities from interrogating and eventually indicting MOL Ceo Zsolt Hernádi. READ MORE

Croatia enters the EU

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

An opposition daily welcomes Croatia’s EU membership as a stabilizing factor in the Balkans, while a liberal commentator warns that Croatia may prove unable to defend its producers from German and Austrian competitors. READ MORE

Tact needed after Ivo Sanader’s conviction

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Commenting on the bribery case involving former Croatian PM Ivo Sanader and Hungary’s oil multinational MOL, the leading left wing daily warns that wisdom is needed on both sides to prevent the two countries’ relations from deteriorating. READ MORE

MOL CEO likely to be cleared of Croatian charges

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Magyar Nemzet believes the corruption charges against the CEO of Hungary’s oil giant were part of the Croatian election campaign and will be dropped soon after the elections. READ MORE

A highly sensitive case

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Whose interest might it be to implicate the Chief Executive Officer of Hungary’s oil multinational MOL in a Croatian corruption scandal, which  also involves former PM Ivo Sanader? Hungarian commentators speculate. READ MORE

A rap on the knuckles for Hungary?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Commentators in Hungary suspect Russian plots and Croatian political interests behind the accusations levelled against the Chief Executive Officer of Hungary’s oil multinational. READ MORE