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Army modernization deemed necessary

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

A liberal and a conservative pundit agree that the government’s plan to improve Hungary’s defence capability is necessary and reasonable. It serves the security of the country and also strengthens NATO. READ MORE

Hungary beefs up its defence capability

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

A pro-government analyst thinks that Europe is unlikely to set up its own independent defence force any time soon, which make it reasonable for Hungary to upgrade its own army. READ MORE

Mike Pompeo’s visit to Budapest

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The left-wing nationwide daily reports that Hungary has soothed Washington’s concerns over Russian and Chinese ‘penetration’ with promises to boost economic and military cooperation with the United States. READ MORE

Tension between Hungary and Ukraine

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Pro-government sites claim that extreme right-wing Ukrainian organisations which publish the addresses of ethnic Hungarians denouncing them as traitors are being supported by the government in Kiev. A liberal weekly accuses the Hungarian government of playing into Moscow’s hands with its attitude towards Ukraine. READ MORE

NATO summit in Brussels

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Two conservative columnists call on Europe to strengthen its geopolitical independence. A former US State Department advisor fears that President Trump will weaken NATO.  READ MORE

Hungary blocks Ukraine’s NATO integration

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Magyar Nemzet agrees with the government’s assessment that the recently adopted Ukrainian education act severely curbs education in minority languages, but finds it misplaced for Hungary to be a lonely protester against embattled Ukraine. 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

Russia’s role on the agenda of the NATO summit

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

A conservative columnist calls on NATO to stop provoking Russia. A left-wing commentator thinks that President Putin wants to restore his power through the military. READ MORE

Escalation of Syrian crisis feared

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Commenting on the downing of the Russian jet, columnists on Left and Right think that after the incident, it is unlikely that Russia will work with NATO to jointly restore peace in Syria. READ MORE

Calls for the strengthening of the EU and NATO

Monday, May 18th, 2015

A left-wing commentator fears that Europe’s security cannot be maintained without stronger transatlantic cooperation. A liberal columnist urges the setting up of a separate EU military force rather than relying on NATO. READ MORE