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War of words over Ukraine conflict

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Pundits from all sides of the political spectrum ponder the implications and use of EU sanctions on Russia and the ‘national consultation’ the Hungarian government has called to discuss them. READ MORE

Blame game over Nord Stream gas leaks

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist offer diametrically opposite explanations of the attack on both Nord Stream pipelines. They both fear, however, that the underwater explosions are a harbinger of bigger conflicts ahead. READ MORE

Fears of recession

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

A leading economic analyst fears that the combination of rapidly growing inflation, high energy prices and an economic slowdown in Germany may cause a deep recession in Hungary as well. READ MORE

Government reduces gas use in public buildings

Monday, September 12th, 2022

The leading online business media outlet comments on the government’s decision to save heating gas as another indication that the European energy crisis has deep implications for Hungary too. READ MORE

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

Fidesz reported to lose support after restrictions

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government pundit comment on a survey by a left-wing pollster company which suggests a rapid decline in Fidesz support. 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

Government announces new energy tariffs

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

A pro-government and a left-wing analyst offer diametrically opposed assessments of the government’s new energy price subsidy regulations. READ MORE

Allegations that the EU will propose gas rationing

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

A pro-government commentator is outraged by suggestions that the European Commission may propose  centrally rationing gas consumption. A liberal analyst takes it for granted that the Hungarian government will try to veto any such attempt. READ MORE

Arguments against sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

Two moderate analysts think that the EU needs to reconsider its insistence on anti-Russian sanctions – otherwise Europeans may revolt due to high energy prices. READ MORE