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EP majority opposes the release of frozen funds to Hungary

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

A pro-government columnist accuses EP Deputy Speaker Katarina Barley of ‘imperial tactics’ for suggesting that the EU should withhold funding from Hungary. A left-wing commentator attributes the EU’s critical stance on Hungary to the government’s efforts to seek populist alliances abroad. READ MORE

David Pressman takes over as US Ambassador to Hungary

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

The leading pro-government daily criticizes the next US ambassador for openly denouncing Hungary and expressing concern over the state of democracy. READ MORE

Dissecting Hungary’s approach to the war in Ukraine

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The Hungarian weeklies, and the weekend editions of the daily papers ponder Hungary’s relationship to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and where EU sanctions on Russia might lead. READ MORE

Could Hungary get financial compensation for phasing out Russian oil?

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Before leaks or rumours spread about substantial compensation to be paid to Hungary for its vote on the ban of oil imports from Russia, a left-wing commentator argued that Hungary stands isolated in the world, while his pro-government counterpart saw Prime Minister Orbán as a key actor on the European scene. READ MORE

The fallout of the Ukraine war on Hungary

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Pundits and political analysts across the political spectrum ponder if and how the Ukraine war might impact the party preferences of Hungarians and therefore the outcome of the Parliamentary election in four weeks’ time. READ MORE

Misgivings on the anniversary of US-Hungarian diplomatic relations

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of US-Hungary diplomatic relations, a pro-government pundit fears that the new US administration will actively try and help the Hungarian opposition. READ MORE

Germany calls for the veto of EU member states in foreign affairs to be abolished

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

A pro-government author criticises German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas who has called for EU member states to lose their veto rights on international issues while agreeing with Prime Minister Orbán who staunchly opposes the proposal. READ MORE

Opposition protests against Fudan university

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Commentators express strongly opposing views about the planned Chinese university campus in Budapest, and its implications. READ MORE

Government rejects criticism by US Secretary of State over media freedom

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

In an online press conference, Antony Blinken expressed concern over media pluralism in Hungary and called for a more diverse media environment. READ MORE

Antony Blinken named as next US Secretary of State

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Commentators across the political spectrum try to guess how US-Hungarian diplomatic relations will develop under the new US administration. READ MORE