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Conflicting views on the Ukraine war

Monday, August 8th, 2022

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

Opposing takes on the government’s windfall taxes

Saturday, May 28th, 2022

A liberal news site predicts that the newly announced special taxes will trigger an infringement procedure by the European Commission. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, lambast the left-wing opposition for ‘taking the side of big corporations.’ READ MORE

More on PM Orbán’s Moscow visit

Friday, February 4th, 2022

A left-wing commentator thinks that President Putin’s demand that NATO pull back from Eastern Europe (to the 1997 status quo) means the Hungarian government can no longer sit on the fence. A pro-government pundit accuses those who side with Ukraine of treason. READ MORE

Teachers launch warning-strike

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of ignoring the legitimate demands of teachers and trying to limit their right to strike. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, accuses the unions who called the strike of being the puppets of opposition parties. READ MORE

Trouble in store for Hungarian relations with post-Merkel Germany?

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Right-wing analysts fear that the new left-liberal German government will harshly criticize Hungary and try to encroach on national sovereignty. Left-wing commentators are less than certain that Germany will become more critical of Hungary than under Chancellor Merkel. READ MORE

Budapest Mayor accused of planning to sell the City Hall

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Pro-government media accuse the Budapest Mayor of intending to sell the City Hall building. A left-wing commentator describes the allegation as mere fabrication. READ MORE

Karácsony launches his movement

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

A left-wing columnist welcomes 99, the new movement launched by the Mayor of Budapest, who officially announced his candidacy for the post of Prime Minister next year. A right-wing news site, on the other hand, dismisses it as a sham. READ MORE

Pro-government site takes up Israel’s defence

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

A conservative commentator accuses the mainstream international media of being biased against Israel in reports about the ongoing armed conflict with Hamas. READ MORE

Orbán, Salvini and Morawiecki plan a new right-wing alliance

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Commentators ponder the chances of the three leaders to unite most European parties to the right of the European People’s Party after their meeting in Budapest on 1st April where they agreed to meet regularly and discuss topical issues. READ MORE

Fidesz quits EPP group

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Pro-government columnists in unison welcome the Fidesz decision to quit the EPP Parliamentary group. Left-wing commentators, on the other hand, predict that Fidesz will lose much of its influence in the EU. READ MORE