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Hungary wants to be a ‘keystone state’, Balázs Orbán says

Saturday, December 30th, 2023

A top strategy advisor to PM Orbán describes managing conflicts with the western world as a serious job for the next decade. READ MORE

Further comments on US visa waiver restrictions

Friday, August 4th, 2023

Although the new restriction on visa-free travel to the United States is largely symbolic, the issue has stirred strong emotional reactions in the Hungarian media. READ MORE

An independent analyst on the PM’s address

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

A well-known political scientist suggests that Mr Orbán’s words should be read as a hint that he intends to be less confrontational with Hungary’s Western allies. READ MORE

Debate over Hungary’s foreign politics

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

A pro-government analyst accuses the US of interfering in Hungarian politics in an effort to make Hungary follow America’s interests. A left-wing commentator finds the government’s foreign policy path completely mistaken. READ MORE

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