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Macron’s presidency seen as an urban victory 

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

After Trump’s victory in the United States and the Brexit vote last year, a well-known Hungarian-American analyst interprets the outcome of the French presidential election as a cause for celebration for progressive forces. READ MORE

US State Department disagrees with CEU bill

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

A statement by the spokesman of the State Department has added further vigour to the debate over the future of Budapest’s Central European University. One side forthrightly condemns the planned new legislation, while the other dismisses the unfolding protest as mere hysteria. READ MORE

Weeklies on Donald Trump, 45th president of the US

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Commentators unanimously predict that Donald Trump will bring something entirely new into American and world politics, but disagree on whether to welcome or fear that novelty. 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

Trump’s victory divides the press

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Commentators are sharply divided in their judgements of the result of the US presidential election.  Most of them nevertheless have Hungarian affairs in mind while writing about America. READ MORE

US Presidential election in focus

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Just days ahead of the US presidential election, pundits in the leading Hungarian dailies and weeklies assess the possible impact of election victory either candidate on US foreign policy and global politics. READ MORE

Hungarian businesswoman favours Trump

Friday, August 5th, 2016

While the Republican presidential nominee is having a rough time because of his latest controversial statements, a leading liberal website publishes a eulogy for him from a Hungarian-American businesswoman. READ MORE

Trump and Clinton in the spotlight

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

A left-wing columnist thinks that although Prime Minister Orbán is leaning towards Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is preferable for the world because she is moderate and experienced. A conservative commentator believes that both are poor candidates, but Trump may perhaps change American foreign policy for the better. READ MORE

Hungarian political cleavages and the US Presidential election

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The leading pro-government daily thinks that the Hungarian left supports Hillary Clinton’s candidacy because they hope that she will help them by criticizing the Orbán government. The leading left-wing daily contends that PM Orbán risks little by endorsing Donald Trump. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s speech at Tusnád 2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016

While most news sites confine themselves to lengthy reports on the Prime Minister’s address at the annual gathering in Transylvania, two opposition portals devote detailed comments to Mr Orbán’s positive assessment of Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican Party Convention last Friday. READ MORE