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Football as a political battlefield


A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of promoting a progressive LGBTQ agenda at the Qatar World Cup, while his left-wing counterpart suspects that by lambasting the German national team, the Right wants to divert attention from Hungary’s pressing economic problems. READ MORE

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Opposition deemed weightless and irrelevant


An independent political analyst contends that as the opposition has failed to mount a credible challenge to the government, its last hope is that the government’s popularity will be eroded by external geopolitical or economic difficulties. READ MORE

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Uncertainty over EU funding


A left-wing columnist accuses the government of jeopardizing Hungary’s access to EU funds. A conservative commentator, on the other hand, contends that the opposition wants to harm the country by trying to convince the EU to withhold Hungary’s EU money. READ MORE

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PM Orbán’s football scarf sparks controversy


A pro-government pundit and a left-wing columnist reflect on a photo of the Prime Minister showing him after the latest match of the Hungarian football team, wearing a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary. READ MORE

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EP majority opposes the release of frozen funds to Hungary


A pro-government columnist accuses EP Deputy Speaker Katarina Barley of ‘imperial tactics’ for suggesting that the EU should withhold funding from Hungary. A left-wing commentator attributes the EU’s critical stance on Hungary to the government’s efforts to seek populist alliances abroad. READ MORE

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Weeklies on the US mid-term elections


Commentators don’t expect major changes after Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives, while Democrats kept the Senate under their control. Most, though not all, tip Ron DeSantis as a potential presidential election winner in two years’ time. READ MORE

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Reactions to the ’side effects’ of the Ukraine war


A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for not doing enough to reduce Hungary’s dependency on Russia energy supplies, while the main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to its demand for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. READ MORE

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Trump compared to Gyurcsány


A conservative analyst believes that the Republicans are doomed to lose the next presidential election if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. READ MORE

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Hungary blocks €18 billion EU loan to Ukraine


A pro-government columnist explains that Hungary is ready to help Ukraine bilaterally, but opposes the idea of the European Union taking up a collective loan to help Ukraine. READ MORE

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Military expert predicts prolonged Ukraine conflict


A Hungarian-Israeli military analyst suggests that the pattern of past wars waged by Russia doesn’t augur well for peace in Ukraine. READ MORE

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