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US ambassador criticises Hungary’s stance on Ukraine

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

A pro-government columnist believes that the US ambassador is motivated by an excessive thirst for publicity, while a left-wing analyst shares the opinion of the American diplomat. 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

David Pressman takes over as US Ambassador to Hungary

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

The leading pro-government daily criticizes the next US ambassador for openly denouncing Hungary and expressing concern over the state of democracy. READ MORE

Dissecting Hungary’s approach to the war in Ukraine

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The Hungarian weeklies, and the weekend editions of the daily papers ponder Hungary’s relationship to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and where EU sanctions on Russia might lead. READ MORE

Washington to end tax treaty with Hungary

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

As the US announces the termination of double tax treaty with Hungary, the leading pro-government daily agrees with the government that it is crucial for Hungary to keep corporate taxes low. READ MORE

Diplomatic skirmish with Croatia over PM Orbán’s statement

Friday, May 13th, 2022

A pro-government and a left-wing commentator both dismiss as exaggerated the Croatian Foreign Ministry’s reaction to Prime Minister Orbán’s remark that Hungary cannot easily replace Russian oil because its sea-coast and ports were taken away from it. READ MORE

Could Hungary get financial compensation for phasing out Russian oil?

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Before leaks or rumours spread about substantial compensation to be paid to Hungary for its vote on the ban of oil imports from Russia, a left-wing commentator argued that Hungary stands isolated in the world, while his pro-government counterpart saw Prime Minister Orbán as a key actor on the European scene. READ MORE

Germany and Hungary oppose ban on Russian energy imports

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

A pro-government pundit, known for his highly opinionated comments, finds it natural that the German chancellor doesnt want gas and oil imports from Russia to stop. He lambasts the left-wing Hungarian media, which regularly accuse PM Orbán of being subservient to Russia if he expresses similar views. READ MORE

Visegrad 4 collaboration in peril?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

A centrist analyst suspects that the Visegrád alliance will lose steam, after the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court’s to reject the primacy of EU law over national legislation, and the likely end of Andrej Babis’ government in the Czech Republic. READ MORE

First reactions to the German election

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021
In the first snap reactions to the Bundestag election results, pundits across the political scene foretell more tension between the next German government and Hungary.

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