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Endgame within Jobbik?


As the recently deposed chairman of Jobbik leaves his party and announces he is setting up a new one, a pro-government pundit rejoices at the sight of what he calls an increasingly unserious and fragmented opposition. READ MORE

Oil flow from Russia resumes


A pro-government pundit ridicules explanations by liberal commentators of the one-week interruption of Russian oil deliveries, while a left-wing commentator laments Hungary’s dependence on Russian gas and oil supplies. READ MORE

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Russia cuts oil supplies


The crude oil flow through the Friendship II pipeline has been suspended for six days. A business website weighs the options that remain open to Hungary. READ MORE

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Jobbik proposes referendum to keep Hungary in the EU


While most parties reject the idea of a referendum on Hungary’s EU membership, a left-wing commentator deems it useful. READ MORE

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Pro-government pundit praises PM’s Dallas address


A right-wing analyst argues that PM Orbán advocates exactly the same values he stood for when he first appeared in politics 33 years ago. READ MORE

Conflicting views on the Ukraine war


Conservative and right-wing pundits accuse the West and the US of provoking Russia into war, adding that peace can be negotiated only by Washington and Moscow -a bullet point underlined by Viktor Orbán in his keynote speech to Republicans in Dallas. A liberal analyst, on the other hand, deems it crucial for the EU and NATO to stop Putin in order to avoid another world war. READ MORE

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PM Orbán’s CPAC address


In their first snap analyses, a conservative lawyer and a liberal pundit agree that PM Orbán’s keynote address was went down well with the Dallas CPAC audience. READ MORE

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PM Orbán meets Donald Trump


A pro-government and a liberal pundit both consider PM Orbán and Donald Trump close ideological partners. READ MORE

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Fidesz reported to lose support after restrictions


A left-wing and a pro-government pundit comment on a survey by a left-wing pollster company which suggests a rapid decline in Fidesz support. READ MORE

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Fuel price cap scheme narrowed down


An investment banker thinks that fuel consumption is unlikely to recede as long as most Hungarians still have access to cheap petrol.

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