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Hungary buys Vodafone

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Liberal authors question the rationality of public ownership in the mobile phone industry, while a pro-government commentator sees the deal as a strategic step which bolsters Hungarian sovereignty. READ MORE

Government imposes ‘extra profit’ tax on fuel suppliers

Friday, December 9th, 2022

As the government slaps a windfall tax on fuel suppliers, a former left-wing politician calls on the government to compensate families for higher fuel prices. A pro-government columnist accuses the Left of demagogic opportunism. READ MORE

Fuel shortages reported

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

As several gas stations run out of fuel, a left-wing columnist accuses the government of creating a shortage by maintaining fuel price caps. A pro-government economist, on the other hand, blames shortages on the MOL oil company and calls on the government to place it under state control. READ MORE

Oil flow from Russia resumes

Friday, August 12th, 2022

A pro-government pundit ridicules explanations by liberal commentators of the one-week interruption of Russian oil deliveries, while a left-wing commentator laments Hungary’s dependence on Russian gas and oil supplies. READ MORE

Fuel price cap scheme narrowed down

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

An investment banker thinks that fuel consumption is unlikely to recede as long as most Hungarians still have access to cheap petrol.


MOL CEO sentenced in Zagreb

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

An independent conservative fact-finding journalist accuses the Croatian justice system of condemning the CEO of the Hungarian Oil and Gas multinational on trumped up charges. READ MORE

Polish tapping leaks about Hungary

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

A conservative blogger thinks the real revelation in the Polish leaks is not a widely publicised obscene remark about Mr Orbán and Mr Putin, but what the CEO of the Polish Oil Corporation had to say about how his Hungarian counterpart is trying to circumvent his corruption trial underway in Croatia. READ MORE

PM shields MOL CEO

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Népszabadság thinks the Croatian move to put the Chief Executive Officer of Hungary’s oil and gas multinational on the international wanted list was too rude for the Hungarian government to tolerate in silence. The Prime Minister has been practically forced to stand behind Mr Hernádi. READ MORE

Hungarian-Croatian dispute over MOL oil company

Friday, October 4th, 2013

As the Hungarian government joins the dispute between Croatia and the MOL oil company, left-wing and centrist commentators believe that the Orbán government could defend the national interest abroad only by completely contradicting its own rhetoric against foreign investors present in the Hungarian energy sector. READ MORE

Croatian prosecutor to interrogate MOL chief as a suspect

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Népszabadság thinks Hungary will not be able to prevent the Croatian authorities from interrogating and eventually indicting MOL Ceo Zsolt Hernádi. READ MORE