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Conflicting comments on the war in Ukraine

Friday, March 1st, 2024

A liberal commentator thinks the West and Ukraine should set realistic goals for themselves in the war, while a pro-government columnist criticises President Macron of France who didn’t exclude sending western military personnel to Ukraine. READ MORE

An account of how PM Orbán was pressurised to agree to the Ukraine aid package

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

According to a leaked story from the day preceding last week’s EU summit, EU leaders divided roles among themselves in a concerted effort to persuade the Hungarian leader to drop his veto. READ MORE

Are the strategies of PM Orbán and President Macron alike?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

An international affairs analyst sees similarities between the views of the two leaders, but only in their refusal to be subservient to the United States. READ MORE

Conflicting left-wing views on Macron’s ’vassal’ comment

Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Two left-wing commentators express diametrically opposing opinions on French President Macron’s statement that Europe should not be a ‘vassal’ of the United States. READ MORE

Brussels accused of duplicity as Macron overrides Parliament

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

A conservative sociologist believes Mr Macron’s decision to enact his unpopular pensions reform by skipping a vote in Parliament shows what the European mainstream really means by the rule of law. READ MORE

Opposing takes on French and Slovene elections

Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

A left-wing commentator believes that the Hungarian government will become even more isolated on the European stage after the defeat of Marine Le Pen and Janez Jansa. A pro-government columnist finds this explanation pathetic. READ MORE

Ruminations on French Presidential elections

Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

A conservative columnist suggests that the Hungarian government will maintain sound pragmatic relations with France – regardless which candidate wins the Presidential election run-off. READ MORE

Weeklies on Macron, Márki-Zay and the Constitutional Court

Monday, December 20th, 2021

In their last issues before the end of the year, most weeklies concentrate on the Christmas festivities. Pro-government media largely avoid analysis of the political events of the week, while the main left-wing media find several developments worthy of comment. READ MORE

Evaluation of Macron’s visit to Hungary

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Commentators on both sides of the political divide see both room for cooperation and opposition between the President of France and the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

President Macron in Budapest

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Commentators seek strategic reasons behind the decision of the President of France to pay a visit to Hungary. READ MORE