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Commentator warns against new Cold War

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

A pro-government analyst advises the Western world to open a new, blank page in its relations with Russia and stop waging what he describes as a Cold War against two eastern giants, Russia and China simultaneously. READ MORE

Soaring energy prices

Saturday, October 16th, 2021

As energy prices skyrocket, a left-wing commentator calls on the government to lower taxes on gasoline. A conservative economist thinks that rising energy prices impact Hungary less than many other EU countries, thanks to the diversification of energy supply. READ MORE

Competing visions of colonisation

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

A left-wing columnist fears that Chinese and Russian investment will weaken Hungary’s economic and cultural sovereignty. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, sees EU federalization as the gravest threat to Hungary’s independence and freedom. READ MORE

Coronavirus and vaccination as political battlefields

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

As the third wave of the pandemic sweeps through Hungary, commentators from across the political divide discuss the government’s strategy and speculate on the possible date of the end of the emergency. READ MORE

Rollout of Chinese Covid vaccine begins

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

As family doctors start inoculating hundreds of thousands of Hungarians with the Chinese anti-Covid vaccine, a liberal news site finds government communication on the Sinopharm vaccine confusing, while a pro-government outlet praises the jab. READ MORE

Diverging views on Russia and Navalny

Monday, February 8th, 2021

A left-wing commentator believes that by using brute force against Navalny and his supporters, President Putin has lost all credibility, and he stands no chance of winning another election. A pro-government analyst disagrees. READ MORE

A proposal for vaccination logistics

Friday, January 29th, 2021

A left-liberal analyst encourages the government to devise a detailed vaccination plan to avoid chaos if vaccines start to arrive in large quantities. READ MORE

Biden provokes cautious concern on the Hungarian Right

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

A pro-government columnist hopes that the Hungarian government will be able to establish ‘pragmatic relations’ with the Biden administration. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on Navalny poisoning

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

A pro-government commentator doesn’t believe that Russian dissident Alexei Navalny was poisoned by the Russian secret services. READ MORE

A Hungarian export on the Navalny poisoning

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

A political analyst is certain that the Russian opposition leader was poisoned by state actors but doesn’t believe that the Kremlin is directly responsible. READ MORE