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Different takes on Hungary’s dependency on Russian gas

Friday, March 4th, 2022

A pro-government columnist lambasts the opposition for demanding more independence from Russian energy imports. A liberal pundit accuses the government of compromising moral values by doing business with authoritarian regimes. READ MORE

More on PM Orbán’s Moscow visit

Friday, February 4th, 2022

A left-wing commentator thinks that President Putin’s demand that NATO pull back from Eastern Europe (to the 1997 status quo) means the Hungarian government can no longer sit on the fence. A pro-government pundit accuses those who side with Ukraine of treason. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s visit to Moscow

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

A pro-government commentator thinks that PM Orbán managed to broker important economic deals with President Putin. A liberal commentator, on the other hand, thinks that President Putin used the Hungarian leader’s visit for propaganda purposes. READ MORE

Soaring energy prices

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

As energy prices skyrocket, a left-wing commentator calls on the government to lower taxes on gasoline. A conservative economist thinks that rising energy prices impact Hungary less than many other EU countries, thanks to the diversification of energy supply. READ MORE

Hungary in the front line of energy supply competition

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

A liberal commentator points out that Hungary has become less dependent on Russian gas imports, and its energy security may improve further if new pipelines are built in Europe. READ MORE