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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

Donald Trump’s victory still on the agenda

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Hungarian weeklies ponder the implications of the US presidential election on Hungary and its broader cultural ramifications. READ MORE

Fears over Russian economic expansion dismissed

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

An economist rejects the claims of a recent CSIS report, according to which Russia has been restoring its economic and political leverage in Central and Eastern Europe. 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

The implications of Turkish-Russian rapprochement

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether Turkish-Russian diplomatic rapprochement is to be judged as a worrisome development by Europe. READ MORE

Clinton camp criticised over Russia

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

A conservative and a centrist columnist ridicule the US Democrats for vilifying Russia and reviving Cold War propaganda in 2016. READ MORE

Russia’s role on the agenda of the NATO summit

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

A conservative columnist calls on NATO to stop provoking Russia. A left-wing commentator thinks that President Putin wants to restore his power through the military. READ MORE

Russian FM Lavrov’s visit to Budapest

Friday, May 27th, 2016

A left-wing commentator believes Mr Lavrov came to Budapest as part of a Russian endeavour to divide the European Union and NATO, while his pro-government counterpart argues that Hungary has a vested interest in developing trade with Russia. READ MORE

Can Hungary still buy Russian military helicopters?

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

A well-known liberal commentator ponders whether Hungary might yet gamble and strike a deal with Moscow to buy or renovate Russian-made military choppers – despite American warnings. READ MORE

Viktor Orbán’s visit to Moscow

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Commenting on PM Orbán’s meeting with Russian President Putin, left-wing analysts suspect that Putin wants to use Hungarian support to lift EU sanctions. Pro-government columnists, on the other hand, think that PM Orbán pursued pragmatic Hungarian interests in Moscow. READ MORE