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PM Orbán opens the last week of the campaign

Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Despite their diverging judgements on the contents of the Prime Minister’s speech, commentators agree in describing the Budapest ‘peace march’ on Saturday as an impressive show of strength. READ MORE

Weeklies on where Hungary stands in today’s world

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Leftist and liberal authors accuse the government of turning its back on western allies, while pro-government commentators believe Hungary’s leaders are simply desperately trying to preserve peace on the continent. READ MORE

Public TV airs live electoral debate

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

In their first reactions, commentators find the debate of the eleven top candidates for the European election interesting although not particularly instructive. READ MORE

Le Pen urges alliance with Meloni

Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

Commentators try to assess the chances of a new united radical right-wing alliance within the European Union – and Fidesz’s potential role in it. READ MORE

A liberal take on Fidesz’s peace-centred campaign

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024

A commentator dislikes Pm Orbán’s claim that each and every vote cast for Fidesz is a vote for peace – but admits that it might prove effective. READ MORE

Weeklies on the electoral campaign

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Left-wing and liberal commentators lambast the campaigning style of the government, while pro-government weeklies see the electoral clash as a confrontation between ‘the forces of peace and sovereignty’ on the one hand, and ‘war and globalism’ on the other. READ MORE

Xi Jinping praises Sino-Hungarian relations

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

A pro-government columnist writes that China appreciates Hungary’s courage in opening to the East. READ MORE

PM Orbán opens CPAC Hungary No3

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

A liberal weekly plays down the importance of the international conservative gathering in Budapest, while a right-wing commentator sees it as a significant forum of sovereignist forces. READ MORE

Diverging interpretations on the short-lived Brussels ban

Friday, April 19th, 2024

Commentators agree in condemning the attempt by a Brussels district mayor to ban the National Conservatism conference but not on the context. READ MORE

Attempt to shut down National Conservativism conference in Brussels fails

Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Pro-government commentators liken the attempt to ban the conference, at which PM Orbán was due to speak, to 20th century communist practices. READ MORE