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US Embassy finances billboard campaign on Ukraine

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Pro-government commentators condemn the US Embassy for what they see as lecturing Hungary over freedom and war. READ MORE

World Bank ’dreams’ of rebuilding Ukraine

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

A pro-government economist finds attempts to assess the cost of rebuilding Ukraine futile, for the moment. READ MORE

First assessments of the year one of the war in Ukraine

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, commentators agree on one thing – that this first anniversary will not be the last. READ MORE

Further controversy over the war in Ukraine

Monday, February 20th, 2023

A pro-government commentator hopes that Russia will win the war in Ukraine, because he fears that a Russian defeat would further increase US dominance in the world. His left-wing counterpart accuses him of promoting Russian propaganda. READ MORE

Debate over Hungary’s foreign politics

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

A pro-government analyst accuses the US of interfering in Hungarian politics in an effort to make Hungary follow America’s interests. A left-wing commentator finds the government’s foreign policy path completely mistaken. READ MORE

In focus: PM Orbán’s statements on Ukraine

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Commentators disagree sharply on Prime Minister Orbán’s call for peace talks and an armistice in Ukraine. READ MORE

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