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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

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

State should regulate, not dominate business

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A conservative economist welcomes efforts by the government to increase the state’s role in overseeing markets. He warns however that the government should only get involved in the markets temporarily to restore normality, instead of becoming a permanent actor. READ MORE

The end of MALÉV and the government’s investment strategy

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

A left-wing analyst blames the government for splashing out on huge state-owned enterprises while the country faces grave financial problems. READ MORE

Hungary bracing for a tough New Year

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

All commentators agree that 2012 will be even tougher than 2010.  But they disagree on the reasons, and on the best policy to follow. 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

Victims or dominos?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

A spy scandal replete with allegations of wrongdoing against two former heads of Hungary’s counter-espionage service, as well as a former Socialist cabinet minister responsible for supervising the secret services, has provoked conflicting commentaries in the press. All the more so, as the details have been classified as state secrets for the next 78 years. READ MORE