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Foreign Minister reaffirms objections to EU sanctions on Russian oil

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

A pro-government pundit, as well as his alt-left counterpart, agree that the EU’s proposed embargo on Russian oil would harm the EU more than Russia, and is unlikely to stop the war. READ MORE

Weeklies on the opposition a full month after its electoral defeat

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political spectrum suggest that the weaknesses which sealed the opposition’s fate during the elections have further deepened over the past weeks. READ MORE

Hungary to veto European ban on Russian oil

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

As PM Viktor Orbán tells Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, that Hungary cannot accept ‘in its current form’ the Commission’s proposal to impose a ban on oil imports from Russia, the main government daily calls the Commission irresponsible. READ MORE

Hungary opposes the planned European ban on Russian oil

Friday, May 6th, 2022

A pro-government commentator fears that Hungary would find itself in war-like conditions if it has to cut oil imports from Russia, in line with the latest European Commission proposals. READ MORE

Opposing takes on French and Slovene elections

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

A left-wing commentator believes that the Hungarian government will become even more isolated on the European stage after the defeat of Marine Le Pen and Janez Jansa. A pro-government columnist finds this explanation pathetic. READ MORE

Conservative advice to government on its EU discourse

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

A conservative columnist hopes that the Hungarian government will revise its communication within the EU, strike a more conciliatory tone, and be ‘properly cynical’ in order to secure EU funding. READ MORE

Brussels to trigger rule of law conditionality mechanism

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

A pro-government columnist suggests that the European Commission intends to punish Hungary for returning Fidesz to power last Sunday. READ MORE

The Ukraine war seen through the prism of national minorities

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

A conservative pundit interprets the Ukraine war in the context of the minority policies of Ukraine and Russia, and what he describes as European ignorance of the problems faced by national minorities in Ukraine. READ MORE

Commentators quarrel over Hungary’s stance on Ukraine

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

A centrist analyst finds the government’s support for Ukraine at best lukewarm. A right-wing commentator accuses the opposition of spinning what he calls absurd conspiracy theories. READ MORE

EU court rules payments can be frozen to Poland and Hungary

Friday, February 18th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government columnist ponder the implications of Wednesday’s ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union. READ MORE