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PM’s aide says Hungary is not alone

Thursday, December 14th, 2023

Political scientist Balázs Orbán MP who serves as political director in the Prime Minister’s office describes Hungary’s strategy as seeking ‘connectivity rather than division into blocks’. READ MORE

Former Hungarian Foreign Minister bids farewell to Kissinger

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

The Foreign Minister of the first democratically elected government in modern Hungarian history sees the deceased former US Secretary of State and national security adviser as one of the rare architects of world politics and someone who was deeply interested in Hungarian history. READ MORE

US Ambassador receives judges again

Friday, November 17th, 2023

The main pro-government daily carries two columns lambasting the US Ambassador after he received leading figures of the National Juridical Council. They condemn Ambassador Pressman even more sharply than after the first such meeting a year ago (see BudaPost, November 3, 2022). READ MORE

Pro-government journalist denied US diplomatic entry visa

Friday, September 15th, 2023

Government-friendly outlets vituperate against the US Embassy for denying a diplomatic entry visa to György Szöllősi, editor-in-chief of Nemzeti Sport, the only nationwide print sports daily in Hungary. READ MORE

A dozen foreign leaders visit Hungary on August 20

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

As Hungary celebrated St Stephen’s day on Sunday, commentators express opposing views on the presence of a high number of foreign luminaries (but not a single incumbent leader from EU countries). READ MORE

President Novák approves new Ukrainian ambassador

Saturday, August 12th, 2023

Experts believe that the new ambassador, an ethnic Hungarian, was kept waiting for months, to reciprocate a similar procedure by Ukraine with Hungary’s ambassador to Kyiv. READ MORE

Further comments on US visa waiver restrictions

Friday, August 4th, 2023

Although the new restriction on visa-free travel to the United States is largely symbolic, the issue has stirred strong emotional reactions in the Hungarian media. READ MORE

US tightens visa waiver for Hungarians

Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

Opinions sharply diverge on the decision by the United States to limit the validity of visa-free entry permits for Hungarian citizens to one journey per year. READ MORE

Further comments on US ambassador’s Pride address

Wednesday, June 21st, 2023

A pro-government commentator dismisses the ambassador’s comments as baseless, while a left-wing columnist believes that the government is senselessly confrontational in its foreign relations. READ MORE

US Ambassador slams government at Pride Festival

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

Pro-government authors believe that Ambassador Pressman is biased against Hungary. READ MORE