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A left-wing take on the attempted murder of the Slovak PM

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

A leftist columnist warns that hate speech may easily transmute into violence. READ MORE

First reactions to the shooting of Slovakia’s Prime Minister

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Commentators warn against extreme partisanship and call on citizens in Slovakia and elsewhere to see what they have in common rather than what divides them. READ MORE

Fico wins elections in Slovakia but needs allies

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

Commentators recall the ‘anti-Hungarian’ measures of the winner during his first term as prime minister, while a pro-government columnist welcomes Mr Fico’s stance against arms deliveries to Ukraine. READ MORE

Ukraine files WTO lawsuit against Poland, Slovakia and Hungary

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

A well-known jurist doesn’t think that Ukraine’s complaint to the World Trade Organisation will be successful. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Prime Minister’s Băile Tușnad speech

Monday, July 31st, 2023

Left-wing and liberal authors lambast Prime Minister Orbán for what they see as provocative remarks on Hungary’s neighbours. Pro-government commentators find remarkable points in his address. READ MORE

More comments on the PM’s Băile Tușnad address

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Pro-government commentators angrily reject criticism by Romania, Slovakia and Czechia of PM Orbán’s speech at the annual Fidesz festival in Transylvania, while liberal authors accuse him of provoking neighbouring countries. READ MORE

Romania and Slovakia summon Hungary’s ambassadors

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Critics of the government believe PM Orbán’s remarks on Romania and Slovakia will not cause lasting trouble between those two neighbouring countries and Hungary. READ MORE

Visegrad 4 collaboration in peril?

Thursday, October 14th, 2021

A centrist analyst suspects that the Visegrád alliance will lose steam, after the decision by the Polish Constitutional Court’s to reject the primacy of EU law over national legislation, and the likely end of Andrej Babis’ government in the Czech Republic. READ MORE

Pope Francis to celebrate mass in Budapest on Sunday

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

An independent analyst acknowledges the divergences between the Pontiff and the Hungarian government on migration, but suggests that this is not the reason why the Pope will only stay in Hungary for a few hours. READ MORE

Trianon 101

Monday, June 7th, 2021

On the 101st anniversary of the peace treaty imposed on Hungary in the wake of the First World War, conservative analysts suggest that Hungarians should be realistic as they digest the legacy of Trianon. READ MORE