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Fear of Europe drifting into war

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Two pro-government commentators ponder the chances of the escalation of the Ukraine war into a conflict between Russia and Europe – or even a Third World War. READ MORE

EU criticized – from the Left

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

A left-wing commentator suspects that Hungary supports Bosnia-Herzegovina’s EU candidacy application in order to paralyse the EU and keep Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia out. READ MORE

EU to discuss new membership applications

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

A conservative analyst echoes Prime Minister Orbán’s view that the EU should offer candidate status not only to Ukraine, at its summit on 23-24 June, but to countries in the West Balkans as well. READ MORE

Criticism of Ukraine’s accelerated EU accession

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

A pro-government analyst depicts the EU plans to grant Ukraine fast track membership as an impossible enterprise. READ MORE

Sanctions on Russia and Europe’s future

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder the broader implications of EU sanctions on the future of Europe. READ MORE

Rumours about EU plans to tax Russian oil

Friday, June 10th, 2022

Commenting on the alleged plan to impose a heavy European import duty on Russian oil, a conservative thinks that the EU would harm its own unity if it circumvents a member state’s right to veto collective decisions. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Russian sanctions deal

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Commentators on Left and Right ponder the broader implications of Hungary’s opposition to EU sanctions on Russian oil and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. READ MORE

PM Orbán blocks sanctions on Patriarch Kirill

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

A pro-government columnist lambasts the EU for proposing sanctions against the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. A conservative critic, on the other hand, accuses the government of whitewashing Putin’s regime. READ MORE

EU oil embargo compromise seen as a success for PM Orbán

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Pro-government as well as left-wing and liberal commentators agree that the 6th round of EU sanctions against Russia represents a victory for Prime Minister Orbán. They disagree, however, on whether the agreement serves Hungary’s long-term interests. READ MORE

EU brokers deal on oil embargo

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

In a first swift reaction to news of an agreement on the partial ban of Russian oil by the EU, a conservative pundit praises the Hungarian government for defending Hungarian interests and securing cheap oil for the country. READ MORE