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Dobrev promises better governance

In a lengthy article in the nationwide left-wing daily, the shadow premier of the Democratic Coalition outlines her party’s programme for the forthcoming years. READ MORE

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Hungary is in no rush to ratify Sweden’s NATO bid, Pm Orbán says

A pro-government columnist lambasts the opposition for its ’substandard’ reactions to the Prime Minister’s address in the first session of Parliament after the summer recess. READ MORE

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’There is a better alternative’, according to Ferenc Gyurcsány

A pro-government analyst describes Mr Gyurcsány’s season-opening address as a collection of dangerous ravings. READ MORE


Weeklies on hurdles to Sweden’s NATO membership

Critics of the government furiously condemn Fidesz for repeatedly bringing up new reasons for delaying the vote on Sweden’s bid to join NATO. A pro-government analyst believes that the misgivings of the government side are well-founded. READ MORE

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Sweden’s NATO membership ’unlikely’ to be approved this autumn

A liberal commentator dismisses the latest argument brought up by the government side against approving Sweden’s bid for NATO membership. READ MORE

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PM Orbán on adversaries who ’want to force us to our knees’

The only nationwide pro-government print daily publishes excerpts from the Prime Minister’s address to the season-opening assembly of Fidesz MPs in Esztergom on Wednesday. ‘Our opponents want to force us to our knees during the forthcoming year’, Mr Orbán claimed. READ MORE

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Hungary still keeps Sweeden waiting

A left-wing pundit lambasts the House speaker who doubts whether Hungary should agree to Sweden’s accession to NATO. READ MORE

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Ukraine files WTO lawsuit against Poland, Slovakia and Hungary

A well-known jurist doesn’t think that Ukraine’s complaint to the World Trade Organisation will be successful. READ MORE

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Pundit calls on MPs to reject Sweden’s accession to NATO

A veteran right-wing journalist hopes the Hungarian Parliament will refuse to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership in the wake of a Swedish video on the state of democracy in Hungary. READ MORE

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Weeklies try to solve the riddle of Fidesz’s lasting success

Some commentators attribute the government’s success in one election after another to the weakness of the opposition, while others find the explanation in its endeavour to continue a long-standing trend in Hungarian political history. READ MORE

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