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Foreign Minister rejects President Biden’s statement on PM Orbán

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

On the opposition-leaning ATV channel, Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó explained why the US ambassador was summoned to his ministry on Tuesday. READ MORE

PM Orbán and Donald Trump praise each other in Mar-a-Lago

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

A left-wing columnist thinks PM Orbán is playing Russian roulette by befriending Trump, while his pro-government counterpart suggests Trump is the better choice for Hungary. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s spats with its allies

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Commentators agree that hindering first Finland’s then Sweden’s accession to NATO, as well as being sanctioned by the European Union and openly criticised by the US administration, have put Hungary in a unique position within the Western alliance, although they offer conflicting explanations. READ MORE

Biden shakes hands with Orbán alone

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Commentators suspect that the US President didn’t know whom he chose for that handshake while joining the on-camera ‘family photo’ event at the NATO summit in Vilnius. READ MORE

Hungary missing from Biden’s ’Summit for Democracy’

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

A liberal analyst sees Hungary’s frequent digressions from joint western geopolitical initiatives as the main reason why it was not invited (for the second time, after 2021) to the virtual ‘Summit for Democracy’ chaired by US President Joe Biden. READ MORE

Speeches by Biden and Putin prompt fears of a long war

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

A pro-government columnist reads US President Biden’s speech in Warsaw and Russian President Putin’s address in Moscow on Tuesday to mean that neither government intends to seek peace in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Opposing takes on PM Orbán’s ‘State of the Nation’ address

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

The Prime Minister’s annual address to his faithful supporters on Saturday is seen as full of contradictions by a left-wing pundit, while a pro-government commentator describes it as reassuring in an uncertain world. READ MORE

US Embassy cautions Hungary against ‘moving apart’

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

The leading pro-government daily describes as ’scandalous’ the US embassy reaction to ‘anti-American remarks’ by government and government-funded commentators. Meanwhile, a pro-government TV Station ’responds in kind’. READ MORE

West likened to late Communist world

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

A leading pro-government columnist remarks on Facebook’s admission that it suppressed a news story about Hunter Biden’s laptop. He likens liberal media to Communist era propaganda. READ MORE

More on Tucker Carlson’s interview with PM Orbán

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Analysing the interview the Prime Minister gave US Fox News host Tucker Carlson in Budapest last week, opposition-leaning authors discover divergences between the positions of the two men –despite their shared opinions on major themes in the ongoing culture war. READ MORE