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PM Orbán seen as unchallenged for a long time to come

Saturday, May 27th, 2023

A pro-government analyst believes the four consecutive sweeping electoral victories of Fidesz have opened a new era in Hungarian history. READ MORE

European Parliament tries to block Hungary’s EU presidency

Friday, May 26th, 2023

On a pro-government news site, experts dismiss the planned resolution as unpleasant but juridically irrelevant. READ MORE

Opposing takes on the state of Hungary’s economy

Thursday, May 25th, 2023

A left-wing columnist believes the Hungarian economy is in crisis, while a pro-government commentator sees a light at the end of the tunnel. READ MORE

Hungary and Austria spar over the release of human traffickers

Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

As Hungary releases hundreds of foreigners convicted for human trafficking, a liberal and a conservative observer ponder whether the government’s decision was the right one – politically and juridically. READ MORE

Former liberal leader fears Hungary’s isolation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

In a long article, Viktor Orbán’s erstwhile friend, co-founder of Fidesz and then opponent as a liberal leader calls on the Prime Minister to sit down for talks with President Zelensky of Ukraine and negotiate with EC President Ursula von der Leyen. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s conflicts in international relations

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Left-wing and liberal commentators accuse Prime Minister Orbán of wantonly provoking conflicts with allies, while pro-government columnists believe that he is defending the national interest against undue intrusion. READ MORE

Left-wing reactions to Ukraine military aid stalled by Hungary

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

Authors in the nationwide left-wing daily slam the government’s decision to veto a new round of sanctions on Russia and a tranche of military aid to Ukraine in protest against unfriendly Ukrainian moves. READ MORE

Hungary stalls new EU military aid to Ukraine

Friday, May 19th, 2023

A pro-government pundit believes Hungary had no choice but to veto a new tranche of EU aid to Ukraine and a new sanctions package against Russia after hostile gestures by Ukraine. READ MORE

Left-liberal pundits describe PM Orbán as a conflict-seeking tactician

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Two critics of the government believe the Prime Minister is leading Hungary into a fatal clash with the European Union. READ MORE

EP delegation in Budapest

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

A pro-government columnist accuses the European Parliament of duplicity when its delegates suspect systemic corruption in Hungary, while their own institution is tainted with corruption scandals. READ MORE