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Hungary supports Poland on Belarus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

As Foreign Minister Szijjártó supports Poland’s proposal to end the conflict in Belarus, a liberal pundit accuses the government of serving Russia’s geopolitical interests. A pro-government commentator dismisses the accusation and welcomes the government’s pragmatism. READ MORE

PM Orbán protests against international criticism

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

As the Prime Minister sends a letter of protest to 53 European People’s Party (EPP) leaders rejecting what he sees as baseless attacks on his government, while a conservative analyst welcomes government efforts to openly confront international critics. READ MORE

EU Foreign Ministers approve new Commission

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets the approval of Ursula von der Leyden’s new Commission by the Foreign Ministers as ‘a huge blow for pro-migration groups’. READ MORE

CEU moves US degrees to Vienna

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

A leftist commentator accuses the government of trying to annihilate those intellectuals whose opinions differ from its own. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand believes that the kind of open society the Central University advocates has no place in Hungary. READ MORE

US-Hungarian FM talks

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

A left-wing commentator suggests that the government had to make concessions as the price for Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó’s meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington. READ MORE

Hungary indicted in the Sargentini report

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

A pro-government columnist dismisses a report by Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini, which accuses Hungary of jeopardising European values, as biased and motivated by hostility to the Hungarian government view on migration. READ MORE

Hungary satisfied with the Rome declaration

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Two days after PM Orbán signed the joint declaration of EU heads of state and government on the 60th anniversary of the founding Rome Treaty, commentators emphasise the controversies between Hungary and the bulk of the Union. READ MORE

FM unveils harsh past exchanges with State Department

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

In an interview with the ATV television website, Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó said Hungary has been regularly under heavy pressure from the US State Department and he had unpleasant personal exchanges with Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland with both of them speaking at the top of their voice. READ MORE

Diplomatic row over Romania’s national holiday

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the Foreign Minister was right to ban his diplomats from attending the commemoration ceremony of the Romanian Embassy in Budapest on Romania’s National Holiday that symbolises the transfer of Transylvania from Hungary to Romania in 1918, after World War I. READ MORE

Hungary skipped the EU Foreign Ministers’ meeting on Trump

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

As Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó demonstratively absented himself from the meeting where EU foreign ministers discussed the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency on Sunday, columnists across the political spectrum wonder if a more isolationist US would threaten European security. READ MORE