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Foreign Minister Szijjártó on European “no-go zones”

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pro-government columnists side with Foreign Minister Szijjártó, who in successive interviews with the BBC and CNN insisted on the existence of ‘unsafe enclaves’ in several major European cities, allegedly taken over by unintegrated immigrants. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, thinks that describing districts with higher crime rates as no-go zones is a gross exaggeration. READ MORE

Hungary’s interests in Turkey

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Commenting on Hungarian official statements on Turkey, a left-wing columnist thinks that there is little leeway for Hungary to pursue its own strategic interests in the complex geopolitical situation of the Middle East. READ MORE

The prospects of V4 cooperation

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A regional foreign policy expert wonders whether the Visegrád alliance can be expanded and developed into an even more important platform. READ MORE

The implications of Turkish-Russian rapprochement

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether Turkish-Russian diplomatic rapprochement is to be judged as a worrisome development by Europe. READ MORE

Trump and Clinton in the spotlight

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

A left-wing columnist thinks that although Prime Minister Orbán is leaning towards Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is preferable for the world because she is moderate and experienced. A conservative commentator believes that both are poor candidates, but Trump may perhaps change American foreign policy for the better. READ MORE

PM Orbán — a factor in international politics

Friday, January 1st, 2016

A conservative foreign affairs analyst concedes that Hungary’s Prime Minister has successfully promoted himself as an important factor in European politics, but laments the lack of a consistent foreign policy. READ MORE

US Ambassador criticizes Hungary

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Commenting on US Ambassador Colleen Bell’s concerns about the state of affairs in Hungary, pro-government columnists are in no doubt that the US wants to pressurize Hungary into submission. Left-wing pundits, on the other hand, criticize the Hungarian government’s response and expect further US-Hungarian diplomatic skirmishes. READ MORE

Hungarian-Croatian diplomatic friction

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

In a comment on the diplomatic dispute between Hungary and Croatia over border defence and migration, a conservative pundit calls for calm, as the two countries have common economic and geopolitical interests. READ MORE

Hungarian perspectives on US-Russian Syria talks

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Commentators both on Left and Right think that US-Russian cooperation would be essential to the resolution of the Syrian crisis and that without restoring order, the flow of migrants to Europe will not stop. READ MORE

Government calls for European solidarity on migration

Friday, June 26th, 2015

With the Hungarian government embroiled in an international controversy over migration, commentators both on Left and Right point to the lack of a common and fair EU policy. READ MORE