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Péter Magyar still in focus

Monday, April 8th, 2024

Weeklies attach more importance to Peter Magyar’s appearance on the political scene than during the first two weeks of his sudden surge as the most popular critic of the government. READ MORE

Western ambassadors put pressure on Hungary to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership.

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

A pro-government commentator compares the US ambassador to erstwhile Soviet oppressors because of his presence at Mondays’ extraordinary session of Parliament which was convened at the initiative of the opposition to vote on Sweden’s accession to NATO but boycotted by the governing majority. A liberal author dismisses such comparison as absurd. READ MORE

US Ambassador accuses the government of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

Pro-government commentators angrily rebuff the Ambassador’s claim that the billboards featuring Alex Soros are expressions of anti-Semitism. READ MORE

US Ambassador receives judges again

Friday, November 17th, 2023

The main pro-government daily carries two columns lambasting the US Ambassador after he received leading figures of the National Juridical Council. They condemn Ambassador Pressman even more sharply than after the first such meeting a year ago (see BudaPost, November 3, 2022). READ MORE

NATO ambassadors discuss PM Orbán’s meeting with Putin

Saturday, October 21st, 2023

The pro-government daily rejects the security concerns expressed by the US ambassador after PM Orbán met President Putin of Russia earlier this week. READ MORE

Another row with the US ambassador

Friday, October 20th, 2023

A pro-government pundit rebuffs Mr Pressman’s critique of PM Orbán’s meeting with President Putin in Beijing. READ MORE

Pro-government journalist denied US diplomatic entry visa

Friday, September 15th, 2023

Government-friendly outlets vituperate against the US Embassy for denying a diplomatic entry visa to György Szöllősi, editor-in-chief of Nemzeti Sport, the only nationwide print sports daily in Hungary. READ MORE

US Ambassador criticises ’attempts to rehabilitate Horthy’

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

The main pro-government daily criticises the ambassador for ‘chipping in’ while a left-wing website expresses concerns similar to those of the US ambassador. READ MORE

Tucker Carlson criticises US ambassador

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

News outlets carry extensive reports on Tucker Carlson’s address in front of a thousand-strong audience in Budapest. An opposition-leaning website describes the US conservative political commentator as a journalist who has lost all credibility. READ MORE

28th Budapest Pride event ends

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

The annual Pride March is followed by controversy over the ’Child Protection Law’. READ MORE