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Biden provokes cautious concern on the Hungarian Right

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

A pro-government columnist hopes that the Hungarian government will be able to establish ‘pragmatic relations’ with the Biden administration. READ MORE

Obama compares Hungary to the Philippines

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

A pro-government commentator and a centrist observer both reject former US President Barack Obama’s view that Hungary is on the wrong side of a contest between good and bad leadership. READ MORE

Obama discloses pressure against Hóman’s statue

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Commenting on President Obama’s remarks on how the United States acted to prevent the erection of a statue to interwar Culture Minister Bálint Hóman, a left-wing newspaper calls the government’s attitude shameful, while a pro-government daily quotes an official statement denying that the government yielded to foreign pressure in scrapping the project. READ MORE

Washington’s optimism about terror criticized

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

A pro-government commentator finds US State Department statements on peace in Syria and progress in the struggle against Islamist terrorism unfounded.  READ MORE

Hungarian perspectives on US-Russian Syria talks

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Commentators both on Left and Right think that US-Russian cooperation would be essential to the resolution of the Syrian crisis and that without restoring order, the flow of migrants to Europe will not stop. READ MORE

Further ruminations on Obama’s Hungary remarks

Monday, September 29th, 2014

A left-wing columnist sees the critical remarks made by President Obama accusing the Hungarian government of intimidating NGOs as evidence that the US is deeply concerned about the state of Hungarian democracy. A pro-government commentator accuses President Obama of applying double standards against Hungary. READ MORE

Obama’s policy described as reminiscent of the Cold War

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

A pro-government daily believes Obama’s main intentions in Ukraine are to weaken the only super-power rival to the US, and to destabilize a potential German-Russian axis. He thinks Hungary must not take part in any peacekeeping mission in Ukraine. READ MORE

No congratulations from Obama

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

A leading right-wing pundit finds it impolite of President Obama not to congratulate PM Orbán on his electoral victory. He argues that accusations of anti-democratic tendencies against the Hungarian government are misplaced and America’s record in that field offers no ground for haughty gestures. READ MORE

First reactions to Obama’s victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Online headlines posted in the early morning hours tend to reflect the papers’ ideological leanings. Népszava enthusiastically welcomes the result of the US presidential elections, while the two right-wing national dailies express cautious reservations. READ MORE