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Weeklies on the solidity of the position of the Hungarian government

Monday, October 30th, 2023

Opinions sharply diverge on the issue as well was on the chances of the opposition to win an election in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Weeklies on Poland and 1956

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

The Hungarian revolution on 23 October 1956, started with demonstrations of solidarity with the Polish revolt against communism in Poznan. For a short time, the two peoples were on the same wavelength. Today that is not the case, since PM Orbán’s Polish allies were voted out of office in last Sunday’s elections. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on the elections in Poland

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

A former liberal diplomat welcomes the victory of the opposition in Poland, while a pro-government commentator warns the Hungarian Left that it was not PM Orbán who lost his seat in Poland. READ MORE

Ruling party loses election in Poland

Tuesday, October 17th, 2023

Commentators see the result as a big loss for Hungary’s right-wing government. READ MORE

Ukraine files WTO lawsuit against Poland, Slovakia and Hungary

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

A well-known jurist doesn’t think that Ukraine’s complaint to the World Trade Organisation will be successful. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland divided on the war in Ukraine

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

A pro-government author laments the deterioration of the traditionally warm relations between the two countries – but hopes that they will find a way to restore their old friendship once the war is over. READ MORE

Former liberal leader fears Hungary’s isolation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

In a long article, Viktor Orbán’s erstwhile friend, co-founder of Fidesz and then opponent as a liberal leader calls on the Prime Minister to sit down for talks with President Zelensky of Ukraine and negotiate with EC President Ursula von der Leyen. READ MORE

Chief of Staff’s gaffe about WW II

Saturday, May 13th, 2023

A critic of the government concedes that the new Chief of Staff of the armed forces is a competent soldier but finds his recent remark on how the Second World War began unacceptable. READ MORE

Pope to visit Hungary over the weekend

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

A pro-government commentator sees the papal visit as a gesture of support for the Hungarian government’s policies. A liberal author, on the other hand, fears that the event will not in itself ease Hungary’s isolation within Europe. READ MORE

Ban on Ukrainian grain imports brings Hungary and Poland closer

Thursday, April 20th, 2023

A pro-government columnist rejoices at the sight of Poland and Hungary agreeing on one key issue after the de facto breakup of their traditional friendship because of their diverging attitudes over the war in Ukraine. READ MORE