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Hungary to veto European ban on Russian oil

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

As PM Viktor Orbán tells Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, that Hungary cannot accept ‘in its current form’ the Commission’s proposal to impose a ban on oil imports from Russia, the main government daily calls the Commission irresponsible. READ MORE

Hungary opposes the planned European ban on Russian oil

Friday, May 6th, 2022

A pro-government commentator fears that Hungary would find itself in war-like conditions if it has to cut oil imports from Russia, in line with the latest European Commission proposals. READ MORE

Opposing views on gas imports from Russia

Friday, March 11th, 2022

A left-wing commentator proposes that Hungarians cut back their consumption of natural gas, to reduce the country’s dependence on Russian supplies. A pro-government columnist accuses the left of betraying the national interest on this issue. READ MORE

Germany and Hungary oppose ban on Russian energy imports

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

A pro-government pundit, known for his highly opinionated comments, finds it natural that the German chancellor doesnt want gas and oil imports from Russia to stop. He lambasts the left-wing Hungarian media, which regularly accuse PM Orbán of being subservient to Russia if he expresses similar views. READ MORE

Government to buy Eon-gas with a view to gas talks with Russia

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

A pro-government commentator dismisses a comment by Financial Times Deutschland which  brands the government’s endeavour to buy back the German owned main gas supply network as “madness, populism and a return to Goulash-Communism”. READ MORE

MOL CEO likely to be cleared of Croatian charges

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Magyar Nemzet believes the corruption charges against the CEO of Hungary’s oil giant were part of the Croatian election campaign and will be dropped soon after the elections. READ MORE

A highly sensitive case

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Whose interest might it be to implicate the Chief Executive Officer of Hungary’s oil multinational MOL in a Croatian corruption scandal, which  also involves former PM Ivo Sanader? Hungarian commentators speculate. READ MORE

A rap on the knuckles for Hungary?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Commentators in Hungary suspect Russian plots and Croatian political interests behind the accusations levelled against the Chief Executive Officer of Hungary’s oil multinational. READ MORE