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Hungary in the front line of energy supply competition

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

A liberal commentator points out that Hungary has become less dependent on Russian gas imports, and its energy security may improve further if new pipelines are built in Europe. READ MORE

Russian collusion charges rejected as selective

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

A pro-government columnist finds the charges of collusion with Russia, which have been levelled against critics of the liberal mainstream, as both ungrounded and selective. READ MORE

Details of 2007 espionage case released

Friday, April 5th, 2019

After the publication of details of the 2007 espionage scandal in which Russian FSB agents had access to sensitive information on Hungarian secret agencies, a pro-government commentator finds it peculiar that politicians who in 2007 compromised Hungary’s security now accuse the government of serving Russian interests. READ MORE

President Trump ‘exonerated’

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

A pro-government columnist welcomes the outcome of the Muller investigation and believes that the accusation of ’Russian collusion’ against President Trump will backfire and may help him in his re-election bid. READ MORE

Mike Pompeo’s visit to Budapest

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The left-wing nationwide daily reports that Hungary has soothed Washington’s concerns over Russian and Chinese ‘penetration’ with promises to boost economic and military cooperation with the United States. READ MORE

Ukraine under martial law

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Pondering the implications of the Russian-Ukrainian naval incident, a pro-government columnist finds Hungary’s position diplomatically and geopolitically extremely delicate. READ MORE

Calls for EU-Russia rapprochement

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Pro-government analysts, commenting on President Putin’s visit to Germany and Austria, call on the EU and European governments to cooperate with Russia rather than following US interests in isolating her. READ MORE

Hungary repays first Paks loan installment

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

A left-wing columnist lambasts the government after it was announced that the first Paks loan drawdown has been repaid. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, claims that the government’s decision is reasonable, and that the Russian loan may at some point become a favorable option for Hungary again. READ MORE

Momentum’s anti-Putin protest

Friday, September 1st, 2017

A centrist commentator thinks that increasingly hysterical anti-Russian rhetoric by left-wing and liberal parties will further alienate moderate voters. READ MORE

President Putin in Budapest

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Commenting on the Russian President’s short visit to Hungary, a left-wing columnist fears that the government wants to make Hungary part of the illiberal East. A conservative and a centrist pundit dismiss such fears, but also caution against too strong ties with Russia. READ MORE