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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

Foreign Minister reaffirms objections to EU sanctions on Russian oil

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

A pro-government pundit, as well as his alt-left counterpart, agree that the EU’s proposed embargo on Russian oil would harm the EU more than Russia, and is unlikely to stop the war. READ MORE

Brussels to trigger rule of law conditionality mechanism

Saturday, April 9th, 2022

A pro-government columnist suggests that the European Commission intends to punish Hungary for returning Fidesz to power last Sunday. READ MORE

Ukraine leaders criticise Hungary

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

A pro-government columnist rejects criticism of Hungary’s stance on Ukraine by embattled Ukrainian leaders. His left-wing counterpart believes that the consequences of the war may cause uncertainty among Fidesz voters. READ MORE

Germany and Hungary oppose ban on Russian energy imports

Thursday, March 10th, 2022

A pro-government pundit, known for his highly opinionated comments, finds it natural that the German chancellor doesnt want gas and oil imports from Russia to stop. He lambasts the left-wing Hungarian media, which regularly accuse PM Orbán of being subservient to Russia if he expresses similar views. READ MORE

Concerns about potential EU sanctions before elections in Hungary

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

With almost one third of the population vaccinated against Covid-19, a pro-government commentator believes the government could feel optimistic about next year’s elections, were it not for a threat from within the European Commission to cut back funds earmarked for Hungary. READ MORE