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Foreign Minister slams EU sanctions against China

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

A left-liberal columnist accuses the government of subservience to China, while a pro-government columnist finds a liberal MEP more sensitive towards the rights of Uighurs than those of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. READ MORE

Huxit is not an option, pro-govt analyst says

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

A conservative commentator believes Brexit makes sense, but Hungary cannot afford to follow suite. READ MORE

Coronavirus and vaccination as political battlefields

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Hungary, commentators from across the political divide discuss the government’s strategy and speculate on the possible date of the end of the emergency. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland challenge EU rule of law conditionality

Friday, March 19th, 2021

A left-wing columnist finds Hungary’s legal challenge to EU rule of law conditionality rules controversial. A pro-government pundit thinks that the EU should focus on vaccine distribution rather than trying to punish Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

V4 at 30

Friday, February 19th, 2021

As the Visegrád Group celebrates the anniversary of its establishment in 1991, a pro-government commentator contends that the importance of the V4 alliance has been boosted by the EU’s failures to resolve emergencies.

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Weeklies on strategic issues

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Three weeklies devote long articles to Hungary’s place in the world and its attitude towards its own history. This comes in reaction to the increasingly visible animosity between the government and several important international allies, who demonstratively back the standpoint of the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

Western concerns over Klub Radio

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Reacting to misgivings expressed in Paris, Brussels, and Washington over the future of the left-liberal Hungarian radio station, commentators draw equally bitter but opposing conclusions. READ MORE

Did the EU botch vaccine contracts?

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

A conservative analyst thinks that rather than lecturing EU member countries based on political preferences, the European Commission should have concluded meaningful contracts with big pharma companies on supplying Covid-19 vaccines. READ MORE

Hungarians still overwhelmingly support the EU

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

An influential pro-government historian believes membership in the European Union is felt by Hungarians as a kind of compensation after Soviet rule. As long as the EU remains a union of sovereign states, she writes, it will not disintegrate. READ MORE

Government calls national consultation on lockdown schedule

Monday, February 8th, 2021

A left-wing commentator dismisses as a publicity stunt the Prime Minister’s announcement of a national consultation on how and when to lift the emergency restrictions. A conservative pundit lambasts the EU for failing to secure more jabs for the citizens of the European Union. READ MORE