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Commentators approve the ban on Ukrainian grain imports

Friday, April 21st, 2023

Pro-government columnists lambast the European Union for failing to direct Ukrainian grain shipments to third countries in need, while a left-wing commentator thinks the import ban has come too late. (For the temporary ban announced by the Hungarian government, see BudaPost, April 20.) READ MORE

Ban on Ukrainian grain imports brings Hungary and Poland closer

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

A pro-government columnist rejoices at the sight of Poland and Hungary agreeing on one key issue after the de facto breakup of their traditional friendship because of their diverging attitudes over the war in Ukraine. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s lonely stance on the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A pro-government analyst finds it worrisome that the countries which support Ukraine don’t realise how hopeless it is to expect the war to end if the belligerent sides are not ready to compromise. A strong critic of the government suggests that divergences over the war have deepened Hungary’s conflicts with its allies. READ MORE

Hungary doesn’t send weapons to Ukraine

Friday, March 24th, 2023

As Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó announced that the Hungarian contribution to the European Peace Framework will be used for working for the stability of the Western Balkans and reducing migration pressure, rather than for arms shipments to Ukraine, a left-wing columnist suggests that allies are ‘fed up’ with the Hungarian government and have decided to ignore it. READ MORE

Weeklies on press freedom and Hungary’s place in the EU

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators are fiercely critical of both the government’s perennial conflicts with the European Union and the plight of the press, while a pro-government weekly quotes statistics to prove the existence of vibrant and diverse media. READ MORE

Disunity on March 15th

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

A pro-government columnist accuses the opposition of representing foreign interests, while a left-wing commentator laments the lack of unity within the opposition in celebrations to mark the anniversary of the 1848 revolution. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s attitude towards the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Pro-opposition commentators accuse the government of condoning Russia’s aggression when it opposes the sanctions being imposed on Russia. Pro-government authors praise what they see as the only independent voice in Europe. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s conflicts with Western allies

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs of the Hungarian government, but commentators agree that there is growing friction between Hungary and its partners in the Western alliance. READ MORE

More opinions on the EU corruption scandal

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

A left-wing commentator wonders what more the EU could do to curb corruption within its own ranks. A pro-government columnist dismisses the EU corruption investigation as a farce. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary as an outlier in the EU

Monday, January 30th, 2023

Left-wing commentators wonder if the government is paving the way for Hungary to eventually leave the European Union, while a pro-government columnist lambasts left-wing members of the European Parliament who accuse Hungary of corruption, while their peers are under investigation for taking hundreds of millions of Euros in bribes. READ MORE