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Weeklies on the planned ‘Sovereignty Protection Bill’

Monday, November 20th, 2023

Although the exact content of the bill is unclear for the moment, commentators try to place it in the context of Hungary’s divergences with her Western allies. 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

Russian history textbook calls 1956 Revolution a ‘fascist rebellion’

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Opposition-leaning outlets urge the government to protest, while a pro-government commentator claims that the government side has never considered Russia a friend. READ MORE

Death of Prigozhin as sign of a strong dictatorship

Friday, August 25th, 2023

A pro-government commentator sees no evidence of cracks in the Putin regime. READ MORE

Rift persists within NATO on Ukraine’s accession

Friday, July 14th, 2023

Commentators offer diverging interpretations of the outcome of the NATO summit in Lithuania as to Ukraine’s future membership in the alliance. READ MORE

Weeklies on Wagner mutiny

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Analysts agree that the abortive attempt by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin to march on Moscow revealed weaknesses within the Putin regime. One pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of rooting for the head of the Wagner group. READ MORE

Diverging opinions on Prigozhin’s abortive coup

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

Commentators draw disparate although not entirely contradictory conclusions from the unprecedented attempt at a military takeover in Russia. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s lonely stance on the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 27th, 2023

A pro-government analyst finds it worrisome that the countries which support Ukraine don’t realise how hopeless it is to expect the war to end if the belligerent sides are not ready to compromise. A strong critic of the government suggests that divergences over the war have deepened Hungary’s conflicts with its allies. READ MORE

Conflicting views on the arrest warrant for President Putin

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Radical pro-government commentators dismiss the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for Vladimir Putin as a useless exercise, while a leftist columnist welcomes it as at least a moral gesture. READ MORE

Speeches by Biden and Putin prompt fears of a long war

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

A pro-government columnist reads US President Biden’s speech in Warsaw and Russian President Putin’s address in Moscow on Tuesday to mean that neither government intends to seek peace in the foreseeable future. READ MORE