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Hungary votes against the UN resolution on Gaza

Tuesday, October 31st, 2023

Commentators highlight the sharp divisions within the European Union on the Middle East conflict. READ MORE

Weeklies on Poland and 1956

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

The Hungarian revolution on 23 October 1956, started with demonstrations of solidarity with the Polish revolt against communism in Poznan. For a short time, the two peoples were on the same wavelength. Today that is not the case, since PM Orbán’s Polish allies were voted out of office in last Sunday’s elections. READ MORE

Weeklies on the government’s concerns over sovereignty

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators strongly condemn the government’s plans to sanction outlets and NGOs who accept financing from abroad, in what Fidesz leaders have called a move to protect Hungary’s sovereignty. Pro-government authors voice criticism of the attitude of the European Union towards Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán on adversaries who ’want to force us to our knees’

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The only nationwide pro-government print daily publishes excerpts from the Prime Minister’s address to the season-opening assembly of Fidesz MPs in Esztergom on Wednesday. ‘Our opponents want to force us to our knees during the forthcoming year’, Mr Orbán claimed. READ MORE

Ukraine files WTO lawsuit against Poland, Slovakia and Hungary

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

A well-known jurist doesn’t think that Ukraine’s complaint to the World Trade Organisation will be successful. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s links with East and West

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Critics accuse the government of leaning towards Russia and leading the country out of the Western alliance, while a pro-government commentator dismisses that view. READ MORE

Left-wing author dismisses plans to catch up with the EU average as unrealistic

Friday, September 8th, 2023

A left-wing historian who lives in California suggests that the Hungarian government is chasing a mirage with its economic policies. READ MORE

FM demands the restoration of the rights of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Despite their ideological differences, left and right-wing columnists agree with the Foreign Minister’s protestations against measures in Ukraine curbing the rights of Hungarians. READ MORE

Soros Foundation ends most EU operations

Thursday, August 17th, 2023

A right-wing analyst predicts that liberal Hungarian NGOs will not be left without western funding, while a liberal observer lambasts a government luminary who compares the Soros network to an occupying army. READ MORE

Weeklies on US-Hungary relations

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Although the new restrictions on visa-free travel imposed by the United States on Hungarian citizens will not create problems for most visitors, the weeklies see them as a serious development, a litmus test of the deterioration of Hungary’s ties with its main ally. READ MORE