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Gyurcsány calls PM Orbán a dwarf

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

A liberal critic excoriates the former Prime Minister and DK Chairman for using Mr Orbán’s physical stature to attack him politically. READ MORE

Government to conduct ’National Consultation’ on EU sanctions

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Opinions diverge sharply on the government’s claim that western sanctions do more harm to EU countries than to Russia and should therefore be scrapped. READ MORE

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

PM Orbán attends Gorbachev’s funeral

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022

A pro-government and a left-wing commentator agree that PM Orbán made the right decision to honour Mikhail Gorbachev by attending his funeral, while other Western leaders failed to do so. READ MORE

Weeklies look back on the PM’s Dallas address

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Opposition-leaning analysts believe that the Prime Minister did a grave disservice to his country by taking sides with former president Donald Trump and his supporters in his address to the CPAC meeting. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, take the event as proof that Prime Minister Orbán has become an important international actor. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s CPAC address

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

In their first snap analyses, a conservative lawyer and a liberal pundit agree that PM Orbán’s keynote address was went down well with the Dallas CPAC audience. READ MORE

PM Orbán meets Donald Trump

Friday, August 5th, 2022

A pro-government and a liberal pundit both consider PM Orbán and Donald Trump close ideological partners. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Prime Minister’s address

Monday, August 1st, 2022

The six opposition-leaning weeklies condemn practically in unison the speech delivered by the Prime Minister last Saturday. One pro-government weekly simply summarises his words, while another praises his central message. READ MORE

PM admits his words ‘could be misunderstood’

Saturday, July 30th, 2022

As Prime Minister Orbán conceded that his choice of language on ‘mixed races’ could ‘lead to misunderstandings’, a pro-government commentator believes it is time to turn the page on the issue, while a left-wing columnist lambasts the Chancellor of Austria for not cancelling the Austria-Hungary summit. READ MORE

US Embassy sends barely veiled message

Friday, July 29th, 2022

As the US Embassy in Budapest has issued a statement in defence of diversity, following the Prime Minister’s controversial remarks last Saturday, some analysts have come to the defence of Mr Orbán. READ MORE