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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

Debate on election debate

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

A left-wing commentator claims that Prime Minister Orbán is afraid to participate in a public debate with opposition frontrunner Márki-Zay because he has no meaningful policy vision. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, contends that PM Orbán should not engage with ‘liars’ in public. READ MORE

Government caps price of basic foodstuffs

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Opposition-leaning outlets lambast the decision announced by the Prime Minister to freeze the price of white sugar, white flour, milk, chicken breasts, pork shanks and sunflower oil at October levels. The move follows a similar government freeze imposed on fuel prices in November, after inflation hit a 14 year high of 7.4 per cent. READ MORE

Evaluation of Macron’s visit to Hungary

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Commentators on both sides of the political divide see both room for cooperation and opposition between the President of France and the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

President Macron in Budapest

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

Commentators seek strategic reasons behind the decision of the President of France to pay a visit to Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán seen as key to right-wing cooperation in Europe

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

A conservative commentator thinks that Prime Minister Orbán can use his experience as well as personal connections to help European right-wing parties overcome ideological gaps and unite in a common platform or even a new EP group. READ MORE

Warsaw Summit concludes with declaration

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

A right-wing commentator sees the joint statement of European right-wing parties in Warsaw as a harbinger of a conservative renaissance. A left-wing pundit, on the other hand, concludes that PM Orbán has failed to unite Europe’s ‘populist far-right’. READ MORE

Porn tycoon and Twin-Tailed Dog Party to run for seats in Parliament

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Weeklies from across the political spectrum ponder the significance of outsiders in next April’s parliamentary election. A conservative analyst lambasts the opposition front-runner who would discourage outsiders from running, while opposition-leaning commentators tend to believe that they play into the hands of the government side. READ MORE

V4 summit in Budapest

Thursday, November 25th, 2021

Prime Minister Orbán calls on the European Union to drop infringement procedures against Hungary and Poland, and help them protect Europe from illegal immigration. READ MORE

Weeklies on FIDESZ congress

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

A conservative commentator defends the governing party’s Christian character against left-wing critics, while another appreciates the personal qualities of Viktor Orbán, the re-elected party leader. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, calls Fidesz a party of thieves and dunces. READ MORE