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Hungary’s chances in the shifting global order

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Pundits across the political spectrum speculate about Hungary’s role and opportunities in the international order that is emerging after Donald Trump’s inauguration. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s Lámfalussy lecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

A pro-government columnist agrees with PM Orbán that after the election of Donald Trump, Hungary will have the chance to put the national interest first. A left-wing commentator doubts that Hungary is on an equal footing with the US. READ MORE

2016: A bitter year for the Left

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

In their end of the year opinion pieces, left-wing columnists paint a sad picture of the state of the world and Hungary within it. READ MORE

2016: the year of the ‘common sense’ revolt

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Conservative pundits reflecting on 2016 contend that the old global order has been shaken by the revolt of masses of people allegedly demanding ‘common sense policies’ rather than ‘politically correct ideologies’. READ MORE

Conservative pundits on the populist tide

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Conservative columnists discuss why Donald Trump is popular on the Hungarian Right. They agree that the Republican president-elect wants to reach out to voters abandoned by mainstream parties.They also think that Donald Trump will only reform democracy rather than bring it down. READ MORE

PM Orbán invited by Donald Trump

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

In the first press comment on the phone conversation between President elect Trump and PM Viktor Orbán, a liberal commentator looks back at statements the Hungarian Prime Minister made praising the Republican nominee during the electoral campaign when Mr Trump was an underdog. READ MORE

Hungary skipped the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting on Trump

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

As Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó demonstratively absented himself from the meeting where EU foreign ministers discussed the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency on Sunday, columnists across the political spectrum wonder if a more isolationist US would threaten European security. READ MORE

Left-wing reactions to Tump’s victory

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

One left-wing commentator interprets the outcome of the US presidential elections as proof of a dangerous trend in human history, while another thinks that Donald Trump’s example may inspire the Hungarian Left to find the path to victory despite the fact that it is a clear underdog today. READ MORE

President-elect Trump and Hungary

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Although the President-elect of the United States obviously has no policy towards Hungary yet, a conservative analyst thinks that Viktor Orbán’s early support for his candidacy may have been noticed by his entourage. READ MORE

Last comments before US Presidential election

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Two conservative commentators express scepticism regardless of the outcome of the Presidential election in the United States. Both of them recall that Barack Obama started out with the promise of ending an era of armed interventions eight years ago but failed to fulfil that promise. READ MORE