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Dispute over EU sanctions

Saturday, October 29th, 2022

A pro-government media outlet speculates that the EU wants to withhold funding from Hungary in order to finance Ukraine. A left-wing commentator accuses the government of spreading lies about the EU sanctions on Russia. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s October 23 address

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

A pro-government columnist agrees with the Prime Minister that the West betrayed Hungary in 1956, while a liberal author believes Mr Orbán would have been better advised to dwell at more at length on the role of the Soviet Union in crushing the revolution. READ MORE

PM Orbán condemns Russian aggression

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the Prime Minister of ‘doublespeak’. A pro-government blogger, on the other hand, finds Prime Minisnter Orbán’s messages both consistent and clear. READ MORE

Fears over Europe’s future

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Right-wing commentators accuse the West in general and European leaders in particular of ignoring geopolitical realities as well as their own national interests by refusing to compromise with Russia. READ MORE

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

Repercussions of the Italian election

Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

A pro-government columnist hopes that the new Italian government will prove a strong ally for Hungary in its battles with Brussels. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, suspects that Giorgia Meloni will try to cooperate with the EU in order to secure EU funding without which Italy could go bust. READ MORE

Elizabeth II obituary

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

The leading pro-government daily depicts the passing of Elizabeth II as the end of an era marked by great personalities and high culture. READ MORE

Government announces new anti-corruption body

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

A conservative commentator critical of the government thinks it unlikely that the government’s newly announced anti-corruption authority will be either independent or make the spending of EU funds any more transparent. 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

Ruminations on the future of the EU

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

A conservative commentator contends that it is wrong to depict the debate over the future of the EU as one between anti-nationalist integrationists and EU-sceptics. Portraying the dispute in such terms risks depending polarization, he argues. READ MORE