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US Ambassador criticises Hungary’s position on Ukraine

Friday, April 28th, 2023

A pro-government columnist sharply rejects the Ambassador’s remarks on the plight of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s deteriorating relations with its allies

Monday, April 3rd, 2023

Critics lambast the government for its stance on Ukraine and increasingly conflictual attitude towards NATO and EU allies, while pro-government commentators take the cabinet’s side in its conflicts with international partners. READ MORE

Hungary keeps Sweden waiting

Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

As the Hungarian Parliament votes for Finland’s NATO membership but ‘awaits further assurances from Sweden’, a liberal and a left-wing commentator believe the government side is inconsistent in its attitude towards the plans of the two Nordic countries to join NATO. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s lonely stance on the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A pro-government analyst finds it worrisome that the countries which support Ukraine don’t realise how hopeless it is to expect the war to end if the belligerent sides are not ready to compromise. A strong critic of the government suggests that divergences over the war have deepened Hungary’s conflicts with its allies. READ MORE

Hungary doesn’t send weapons to Ukraine

Friday, March 24th, 2023

As Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó announced that the Hungarian contribution to the European Peace Framework will be used for working for the stability of the Western Balkans and reducing migration pressure, rather than for arms shipments to Ukraine, a left-wing columnist suggests that allies are ‘fed up’ with the Hungarian government and have decided to ignore it. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s attitude towards the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Pro-opposition commentators accuse the government of condoning Russia’s aggression when it opposes the sanctions being imposed on Russia. Pro-government authors praise what they see as the only independent voice in Europe. READ MORE

Hungarian delegates to meet Swedish and Finnish lawmakers for talks on NATO accession bid

Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

The government side finds it necessary to clarify the position of the two Nordic countries about Hungary before the Hungarian Parliament ratifies their accession to NATO, while a left-wing commentator decries what he sees as the loss of Hungary’s ‘last friend’ – Finland. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s conflicts with Western allies

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Opinions diverge on the rights and wrongs of the Hungarian government, but commentators agree that there is growing friction between Hungary and its partners in the Western alliance. READ MORE

Vote to approve Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids postponed

Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Commentators take it for granted that despite a two-week delay, parliament will ratify the request of the two Nordic countries to join NATO. READ MORE

Weeklies on the first year of the war in Ukraine

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Left-wing and liberal authors believe that the West should support Ukraine until it regains the territories occupied by Russia. Conservative analysts suggest that none of the two warring countries can win the war and therefore support calls by the Hungarian government for an urgent ceasefire and peace negotiations. READ MORE