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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

Government to conduct ’National Consultation’ on EU sanctions

Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Opinions diverge sharply on the government’s claim that western sanctions do more harm to EU countries than to Russia and should therefore be scrapped. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Ukraine war, sanctions, and the EU

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Commentators disagree sharply on what should be done to bring about peace in Ukraine, as well as over the rights and wrongs of the painful sanctions on Russia. READ MORE

Fear of Europe drifting into war

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Two pro-government commentators ponder the chances of the escalation of the Ukraine war into a conflict between Russia and Europe – or even a Third World War. READ MORE

Sanctions on Russia and Europe’s future

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Commentators across the political spectrum ponder the broader implications of EU sanctions on the future of Europe. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Russian sanctions deal

Monday, June 6th, 2022

Commentators on Left and Right ponder the broader implications of Hungary’s opposition to EU sanctions on Russian oil and Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church. READ MORE

PM Orbán blocks sanctions on Patriarch Kirill

Saturday, June 4th, 2022

A pro-government columnist lambasts the EU for proposing sanctions against the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. A conservative critic, on the other hand, accuses the government of whitewashing Putin’s regime. READ MORE

EU brokers deal on oil embargo

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

In a first swift reaction to news of an agreement on the partial ban of Russian oil by the EU, a conservative pundit praises the Hungarian government for defending Hungarian interests and securing cheap oil for the country. READ MORE

Plans for an oil embargo without Hungary

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

A pro-government columnist believes Hungary would be happy with a non-binding embargo on Russian crude oil, as suggested by the German Deputy Chancellor. READ MORE

The government maintains refusal to accept ban on oil and gas imports from Russia

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

As the government rejects a proposed ban on imported Russian oil – unless the full cost is reimbursed by the European Union, a right-wing analyst praises that position as one rooted in democracy. READ MORE