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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

A lone (friendly) comment on PM Orbán’s visit to London

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

While most media have confined their coverage of the British-Hungarian summit to news reports and press reviews, a pro-government political analyst describes as telling the fact that the Hungarian Prime Minister was only the second European leader (after his Irish counterpart) to be received at 10 Downing Street since Brexit. READ MORE

Macron courts Hungary and Poland

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

A pro-government pundit cautions against what he sees as an insincere attempt by President Macron of France to befriend the leaders of Hungary and Poland. READ MORE

Two takes of what’s at stake in the EP election

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Two leading media outlets express opposing views on who stands for what in Sunday’s elections for the European Parliament. READ MORE

New Year’s Day assessments

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

A liberal commentator thinks that Prime Minister Orbán botched his chances in 2018 and predicts his fall within eight years, while a pro-government columnist argues that Mr Orbán’s political line is slowly becoming the European mainstream. READ MORE

Macron’s EU plans criticised

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

A pro-government daily carries two articles within three days criticising President Macron of France for his views about a more integrated European Union. READ MORE