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Antony Blinken named as next US Secretary of State

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Commentators across the political spectrum try to guess how US-Hungarian diplomatic relations will develop under the new US administration. READ MORE

Prospects of US-Hungarian relations

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

A liberal and a right-wing commentator both predict that US-Hungarian relations will deteriorate under President-elect Biden. READ MORE

Departing US ambassador says relations have improved

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Mr Cornstein said he leaves bilateral relations in a better shape than they were at the time of his appointment. READ MORE

UK ambassador bids farewell

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Winding up his four-year term in Budapest, the ambassador of the United Kingdom praises Hungary as the single most friendly Union member country toward Britain over the past four Brexit years. READ MORE

German ambassador summoned to Foreign Ministry

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

A pro-government analyst calls the German Cabinet Minister who said antisemitism was rampant in Hungary a serial detractor of Hungary while a liberal weekly regards the incident as a minor matter that should not be overblown. READ MORE

Turkish-Hungarian summit in Budapest

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Most news reports on the one-day visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan focus on the extensive road closures that paralysed the city centre for hours. The main pro-government daily argues that Hungary follows the national interest in her ties with Turkey, while an opposition daily disagrees. READ MORE

Hungary promises to keep Russian-controlled bank in check

Friday, August 16th, 2019

A pro-government accuses a left-liberal site of ‘engaging in espionage’ after it reported that PM Orbán promised the US ambassador in private that the Hungarian authorities will not let the Russian-controlled International Investment Bank set up its headquarters in Szabadság Square, opposite the US Embassy. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Trump-Orbán summit

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Two conservative pundits, one critical of the government, the other a firm supporter, debate whether Hungary’s improved diplomatic relations with the US serve the interests of Hungary. READ MORE

Salvini and Strache in Budapest

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In their remarks on visits by two right-wing leaders, commentators discuss whether Hungary is marginalising itself from the mainstream or  is working on the renewal of Christian Democracy. READ MORE

Analyses one week before the US-Hungarian summit

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

A left-wing columnist thinks President Trump intends to express concern over Hungary’s co-operation with China and Russia, while pro-government commentators suggest that he wants to bolster Mr Orbán’s position before the European Elections. READ MORE