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Bayer’s Knights’ Cross still a cover story


The leading left-wing daily devotes most of its front cover and page 3 to the case of the pugnacious pro-government columnist who received a high government award. The number of earlier recipients who have now returned their awards has now reached one hundred. A centrist author thinks Bayer’s apology has ...

Zsolt Bayer awarded the Knight’s Cross


The leading left-wing daily accuses the government of institutionalizing racist language by rewarding the controversial journalist Zsolt Bayer with one of Hungary’s highest state orders. A conservative columnist, on the other hand, ridicules a protest by a growing number of former nominees who have returned their awards.

Bayer denies racism charge and predicts the demise of ‘white Christian Europe’


Zsolt Bayer, known for his controversial statements, and often accused of racism and anti-Semitism, sums up his credo and defends himself against the charges.

Bayer rejects racism charge


A leading pro-government columnist accuses left-liberal protestors of misrepresenting his position on the Roma, in the wake of the latest knife attack on two young sportsmen in a night club. His editor-in-chief and the owner of Magyar Hírlap promise to be more careful in the future.

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.

Hungary to veto European ban on Russian oil


As PM Viktor Orbán tells Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, that Hungary cannot accept ‘in its current form’ the Commission’s proposal to impose a ban on oil imports from Russia, the main government daily calls the Commission irresponsible.

Takes on the Ukraine war and the world order


An outspoken pro-government columnist accuses the US of deliberately engineering the Ukraine war in order to maintain its global hegemony. A left-wing commentator thinks that the EU, Russia and Ukraine will all pay a high price for the war.

Left accused of teaming up with Nazis


The leading pro-government daily devotes two comments in as many issues to accuse the left of condoning pro-Nazi behaviour in its bid for power two weeks before the general election.

Germany and Hungary oppose ban on Russian energy imports


A pro-government pundit, known for his highly opinionated comments, finds it natural that the German chancellor doesn’t want gas and oil imports from Russia to stop. He lambasts the left-wing Hungarian media, which regularly accuse PM Orbán of being subservient to Russia if he expresses similar views.

A first reaction to PM Orbán’s State of the Nation address


A pro-government commentator agrees with the Prime Minister that the victory of the Left in the April election would bring Hungary back to globalist pro-Brussels policies and would be devastating for Hungary.