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Hungarian government opposes NATO involvement in the Ukraine war

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Dailies offer opposing takes on the government’s position on how NATO should tackle the war in Ukraine. READ MORE

Commentators quarrel over Hungary’s stance on Ukraine

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

A centrist analyst finds the government’s support for Ukraine at best lukewarm. A right-wing commentator accuses the opposition of spinning what he calls absurd conspiracy theories. READ MORE

Diverging takes on the Ukraine crisis

Saturday, February 19th, 2022

A pro-government pundit ascribes the Ukraine-Russia tension to the West’s ignorance of Russian geopolitical considerations. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, accuses Russia of belligerent behaviour, and calls on the Hungarian government to stand firmly by NATO. READ MORE

Prime Minister Orbán to visit Moscow

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

A liberal commentator finds it highly controversial of Prime Minister Orbán to pay a visit to Russian President Putin at a time when relations between NATO and the EU and Moscow are so tense. A pro-government analyst thinks that Hungary can and should take a pragmatic approach to Russia. READ MORE

US-Russian summit outcome seen as a slap for Ukraine

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

A foreign policy analyst interprets the statements following the meeting between the two presidents as proof that the United States has given up on its plans to integrate Ukraine into NATO – at least for the moment. READ MORE

US report compares Hungary and Poland to Turkey

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

A pro-government analyst rejects a report by three US organisations as a call for NATO to interfere in Hungarian internal affairs. READ MORE

Left-wing commentator approves US withdrawal from Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

A veteran international affairs specialist calls President Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan belated but correct. READ MORE

NATO Secretary General backs Hungary’s demands in Kyiv

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

A pro-government commentator welcomes the pressure the Secretary General of NATO put on President Zelensky in Kyiv for national minorities to have the right to be taught at school in their mother tongues. READ MORE

Hungarian government accused of supporting Turkish incursion in Syria

Friday, October 18th, 2019

A neoconservative pundit lambasts Hungary for not objecting to the Turkish invasion of Kurdish territories in Syria. A conservative commentator takes up the government’s defence. READ MORE

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