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Foreign Minister rejects President Biden’s statement on PM Orbán

Thursday, March 14th, 2024

On the opposition-leaning ATV channel, Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó explained why the US ambassador was summoned to his ministry on Tuesday. READ MORE

Western ambassadors put pressure on Hungary to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership.

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

A pro-government commentator compares the US ambassador to erstwhile Soviet oppressors because of his presence at Mondays’ extraordinary session of Parliament which was convened at the initiative of the opposition to vote on Sweden’s accession to NATO but boycotted by the governing majority. A liberal author dismisses such comparison as absurd. READ MORE

Pundit calls on MPs to reject Sweden’s accession to NATO

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

A veteran right-wing journalist hopes the Hungarian Parliament will refuse to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership in the wake of a Swedish video on the state of democracy in Hungary. READ MORE

FM ’doesn’t want to hear any more lecturing’ from the US

Saturday, September 9th, 2023

The nationwide pro-government daily agrees with the Foreign Minister who told newsmen on Thursday that as Donald Trump, one of the main contenders for the US Presidency is being indicted in an attempt to bar him from the presidential race, ‘from now on, we don’t want to hear the Americans talk about how democracy functions over here’. READ MORE

Hungary and Russia revise nuclear power plant agreement

Saturday, April 15th, 2023

A left-wing columnist believes the Hungarian side will be worse off with the new arrangement the two countries are preparing for the two giant nuclear power blocks to be built by the Danube. READ MORE

Hungary missing from Biden’s ’Summit for Democracy’

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

A liberal analyst sees Hungary’s frequent digressions from joint western geopolitical initiatives as the main reason why it was not invited (for the second time, after 2021) to the virtual ‘Summit for Democracy’ chaired by US President Joe Biden. READ MORE

US ambassador criticises Hungary’s stance on Ukraine

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

A pro-government columnist believes that the US ambassador is motivated by an excessive thirst for publicity, while a left-wing analyst shares the opinion of the American diplomat. READ MORE

First comments on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Friday, February 25th, 2022

A liberal correspondent believes that Russia intends to topple the Kiev government but will not attempt to keep Ukraine under military occupation. A business analyst weighs the risks for the Hungarian economy. READ MORE

Hungary sides with the EU on Ukraine

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

As PM Orbán assures the European Union that Hungary ’is part of the joint EU stance’, media outlets are cautiously dramatic in reporting Russia’s decision to send troops into eastern Ukraine, after President Putin recognised the independence of the two breakaway regions. READ MORE

Hungary calls for calm over Ukraine

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

As Foreign Minister Szíjjártó calls on his European counterparts to refrain from anything that might intensify East-West confrontation over Ukraine, a left-wing columnist thinks the danger of a war has become more real than at any moment since the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. His pro-government colleague accuses Ukraine of fomenting hysteria. READ MORE