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Weeklies on Hungary’s relations with the EU

Monday, February 5th, 2024

Weekly newspapers went to print before Prime Minister Orbán agreed with the rest of the member countries on Thursday on the contentious issue of financial assistance to Ukraine. Several commentaries are devoted to the tension developing between Hungary and its western allies, nevertheless. READ MORE

Reaction to US concern over Hungary’s Sovereignty Protection Law

Friday, December 22nd, 2023

In a first reaction, a commentator finds the statement by the US State Department hostile. READ MORE

Weeklies on the government’s sovereignty protection campaign

Monday, November 27th, 2023

As the government launches a national consultation on its differences with Brussels, asks Parliament to adopt a Sovereignty Protection Bill, and accompanies those two actions with a billboard campaign, opposition-leaning weeklies accuse it of acting against the national interest, while their pro-government counterparts argue that protecting national sovereignty is of key importance. READ MORE

Opposition-leaning website accused of serving foreign interests

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

A pro-government columnist disputes Telex’s image as an independent news outlet. READ MORE

Weeklies on the government’s concerns over sovereignty

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators strongly condemn the government’s plans to sanction outlets and NGOs who accept financing from abroad, in what Fidesz leaders have called a move to protect Hungary’s sovereignty. Pro-government authors voice criticism of the attitude of the European Union towards Hungary. READ MORE

PM Orbán on adversaries who ’want to force us to our knees’

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

The only nationwide pro-government print daily publishes excerpts from the Prime Minister’s address to the season-opening assembly of Fidesz MPs in Esztergom on Wednesday. ‘Our opponents want to force us to our knees during the forthcoming year’, Mr Orbán claimed. READ MORE

Prominent pro-government daily calls opposition leaders ’ordinary traitors’

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

The nationwide pro-government print daily defines accepting US financial help for political activities as ‘high treason’. READ MORE

Dispute over energy dependency and sovereignty

Friday, October 14th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government commentator ponder how the EU can improve its energy sovereignty by diversifying gas and oil imports. READ MORE

Analysts on why the opposition lost the election

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Columnists identify two reasons behind the failure of the opposition to unseat PM Orbán’s government: the lack of unity within its ranks, and a failure to understand those described as the losers of globalisation. READ MORE

EU seen as a hybrid system

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

An EU expert thinks that calls for a federal Europe on the one hand, and for a return to national sovereignty on the other, both threaten the delicate institutional balance of the European Union. READ MORE