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Hungary to ratify Sweden’s NATO accession soon

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

A pro-government pundit welcomes a military-industrial agreement under preparation between Sweden and Hungary, as more noteworthy than the planned parliamentary vote on Sweden’s NATO membership. READ MORE

Klubradio boss withdraws offensive comment

Thursday, February 15th, 2024

A pro-government columnist takes vulgar remarks by the owner of Klubradio as proof of the immorality of the entire opposition.

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Left-wing comments on the President’s resignation

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

One day after the first columns were published on the matter, the left-wing nationwide daily devoted four parallel commentaries to the departure of President Katalin Novák and former Justice Minister Judit Varga. READ MORE

First comments after President Novák’s resignation

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

A liberal analyst believes the opposition’s job is to pinpoint Prime Minister Orbán as the main cause of the paedophile pardon scandal, while the government side will try to use its media power to defend itself. A pro-government pundit writes that the events have shown Fidesz’s moral superiority. READ MORE

PM Orbán tables constitutional amendment to bar paedophile offenders from pardon

Saturday, February 10th, 2024

A journalist believes the Prime Minister’s announcement is a damage control measure after the widely negative reactions to the news that President Katalin Novák pardoned a man who tried to whitewash a paedophile offender. READ MORE

Commentators reject accusation by Italian antifascist defendant

Friday, February 9th, 2024

Pro-government columnists dismiss allegations of appalling prison conditions made by an Italian woman who stands accused of grievous bodily harm against people whom her group suspected of being neo-nazi sympathisers. READ MORE

An account of how PM Orbán was pressurised to agree to the Ukraine aid package

Tuesday, February 6th, 2024

According to a leaked story from the day preceding last week’s EU summit, EU leaders divided roles among themselves in a concerted effort to persuade the Hungarian leader to drop his veto. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s relations with the EU

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Weekly newspapers went to print before Prime Minister Orbán agreed with the rest of the member countries on Thursday on the contentious issue of financial assistance to Ukraine. Several commentaries are devoted to the tension developing between Hungary and its western allies, nevertheless. READ MORE

First reactions to the EU deal over aid to Ukraine

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

A left-wing commentator writes that PM Orbán gave in to pressure by agreeing to the Ukrainian aid package, while a pro-government observer calls the result a sensible compromise. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s feud with the EU seen as successful

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

A liberal radio commentator thinks that dangerous as clashing with the European mainstream might seem, it may be politically profitable for Mr Orbán. READ MORE