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National Consultation on EU sanctions concluded

Friday, January 20th, 2023

A pro-government lawyer interprets the results of the National Consultation on EU sanctions as clear endorsement of the government’s policies. A left-wing columnist thinks that the whole national consultation exercise is nothing but a costly propaganda tool. READ MORE

Energy crisis is not over

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

A conservative and a liberal columnist fear that Europe and Hungary will face an even bigger energy crisis this year than last. READ MORE

Ruminations on Ukraine war

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Right-wing commentators contend that the war in Ukraine is unlikely to end unless the US makes a U-turn. A left-wing commentator is confident that Russia will lose the war. READ MORE

Military expert predicts prolonged Ukraine conflict

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022

A Hungarian-Israeli military analyst suggests that the pattern of past wars waged by Russia doesn’t augur well for peace in Ukraine. READ MORE

EU considers ninth sanctions package against Russia

Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

A pro-government columnist is outraged by reports that new EU sanctions would ban the import of Russian nuclear fuel. READ MORE

PM Orbán condemns Russian aggression

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the Prime Minister of ‘doublespeak’. A pro-government blogger, on the other hand, finds Prime Minisnter Orbán’s messages both consistent and clear. READ MORE

Dispute over energy dependency and sovereignty

Friday, October 14th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government commentator ponder how the EU can improve its energy sovereignty by diversifying gas and oil imports. READ MORE

8 countries condemn the annexation of Ukrainian land by Russia

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

A left-wing commentator finds it striking that the Hungarian President hasn’t joined her East European colleagues who strongly condemned Russia’s move to annex four Ukrainian regions. READ MORE

War of words over Ukraine conflict

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Pundits from all sides of the political spectrum ponder the implications and use of EU sanctions on Russia and the ‘national consultation’ the Hungarian government has called to discuss them. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on mobilisation in Russia

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

While both a left-wing and a conservative author read the ‘partial mobilisation’ announced by Russian President Putin as proof of Russian failure in Ukraine, the main pro-government daily blames the United States for the war. READ MORE