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Pro-government pundit rejects being branded ’pro-Russian’

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

The publishing director of a pro-government weekly dismisses a suggestion by the Polish Prime Minister that his newspaper is pro-Russian. READ MORE

Weeklies on Polish power struggles

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Two radical and two moderate analyses from both sides of the political spectrum offer diametrically opposed evaluations of the first controversial steps by the new Polish government to consolidate its political positions. READ MORE

Media war in Poland

Friday, December 29th, 2023

Opinions in Hungary regarding efforts by the new Polish government to remove the management of the public media company are sharply divided. READ MORE

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