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FM unveils harsh past exchanges with State Department

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

In an interview with the ATV television website, Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó said Hungary has been regularly under heavy pressure from the US State Department and he had unpleasant personal exchanges with Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland with both of them speaking at the top of their voice. READ MORE

Hungary leaves Open Government Partnership

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Opinions sharply diverge on the government’s decision to withdraw from an international organisation set up five years ago to keep a tighter rein on corruption. Hungary has been often ‘criticised without being heard’, say friends of the government. READ MORE

Diplomatic row over Romania’s national holiday

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the Foreign Minister was right to ban his diplomats from attending the commemoration ceremony of the Romanian Embassy in Budapest on Romania’s National Holiday that symbolises the transfer of Transylvania from Hungary to Romania in 1918, after World War I. READ MORE

Clinton seen as the winner

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

A left-wing analyst urges the government to make gestures towards the United States and erase the impression that it is siding with Donald Trump. READ MORE

Diplomatic demarche against Russia TV comment on 1956

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

A conservative pundit welcomes the move by the Foreign Ministry to summon the Russian ambassador to express indignation over a Moscow TV programme in which Hungary’s 1956 Revolution was characterized as a fascist uprising sponsored by the CIA. READ MORE

Luxembourg Foreign Minister would expel Hungary from the EU

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

A left-wing daily and a conservative commentator both consider the termination of Hungary’s EU membership as proposed by Mr Asselborn as an exaggerated reaction to the bitter divergences which have emerged over the migration crisis. READ MORE

US Ambassador to the UN criticizes Hungarian government

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

A pro-government columnist rejects the accusations of state-sponsored anti-Semitism suggested by Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the UN. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, thinks that by tolerating racist discourse, the government has endangered good relations with the US. READ MORE

Conference on 56 to be hosted by the Pentagon

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

The number one left-wing daily thinks the US Defense Department saved the conference proposed by the Hungarian Embassy because, unlike the State Department, they are satisfied with Hungary’s performance. READ MORE

Wilson Center declines to host conference on 1956

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The leading left-wing daily thinks the decision by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars not to hold a conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution, as proposed by the Hungarian Embassy, reflects  Washington’s dissatisfaction with the policies of the Hungarian government. READ MORE

Hungarian-Austrian rapprochement

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Commenting on PM Orbán’s meeting with Austrian Chancellor Kern, a conservative columnist suggests that the Hungarian government’s migration policy is becoming mainstream in Europe. READ MORE