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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

Trianon centenary week

Monday, June 8th, 2020

As commemorations of the post-World War One peace treaty were held throughout the country, commentators pondered the legacy and the implications for the future. READ MORE

Slovakia’s Trianon gesture

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

A senior commentator welcomes the friendly gesture made by Slovakia’s new prime minister towards the Hungarian minority on the centenary of the Trianon peace treaty. READ MORE

Hungarian parties in Slovakia don’t make it into Parliament

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

A conservative columnist finds it sad that the Hungarian minority will be left without ethnic representation in the Slovak Parliament as a result of the competition between the two Hungarian parties. READ MORE

A liberal take on the Slovak presidential election

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Following the election of liberal activist Zuzana Čaputová as President of Slovakia, a liberal pundit believes Hungary would be far better off with presidents elected by plebiscite, rather than by Parliament. READ MORE

Hungary’s regional standing after the Slovak election

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

A left-wing commentator thinks that after the election of the liberal Zuzana Čaputová as Slovak President, Hungary will become increasingly isolated. READ MORE

George Soros accused of standing behind Slovak protests

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Two Slovakian/Hungarian authors criticise PM Orbán for agreeing with his beleaguered Slovak counterpart who suspects George Soros behind the protest movement which has built up since the killing  of a investigative journalist in Slovakia. A Transylvanian author thinks whatever his sins, Mr Fico is an important ally for Hungary against mass immigration. READ MORE

Hungarian parties lose ground in Slovakia

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Hungarian newspapers try to make sense of the chaotic political situation after the elections in Slovakia, and ponder what it means for relations between the two countries. READ MORE

Prospects of Central European regional partnership

Friday, July 4th, 2014

As Hungary passes the rotating presidency of the Visegrád 4 cooperation scheme to Slovakia, a conservative columnist finds it disappointing that the V4 group has mostly failed to create a close Central European regional partnership. Another right-wing pundit and his left-wing counterpart, however, believe that the Orbán government is doing its best to improve its ties with neighbouring states, although it does not always succeed. READ MORE