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11 Transcarpathian POWs transferred from Russia to Hungary

Saturday, June 17th, 2023

The transfer is reported to be the result of a ‘private deal’ between the Russian Orthodox Church and Hungary’s Christian Democrat Deputy Prime Minister. READ MORE

Concerns over minority rights in Ukraine

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

A conservative columnist thinks that once the war is over, Hungarian minorities in Ukraine should be granted territorial autonomy, and dismisses allegations that Hungary wants to re-annex Transcarpathia. READ MORE

The Ukraine war seen through the prism of national minorities

Saturday, March 19th, 2022

A conservative pundit interprets the Ukraine war in the context of the minority policies of Ukraine and Russia, and what he describes as European ignorance of the problems faced by national minorities in Ukraine. READ MORE

Hungary blocks the transit of lethal weapons to Ukraine

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

A pro-government and a left-wing columnist disagree fiercely on the government’s decision not to send weapons and not even allow their transfer to Ukraine from NATO and EU countries on Hungarian soil. READ MORE

Tens of thousands flee Ukraine

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

A pro-government commentator contrasts the tens of thousands of ‘white and Christian genuine refugees’ from Ukraine, with those he calls illegal migrants coming from distant countries. A left-wing columnist finds such distinctions racist. READ MORE

The geopolitical implications of the Ukraine crisis

Monday, February 7th, 2022

Pundits right across the political spectrum try to see through the smokescreen in order to make sense of the Ukraine crisis, and gauge the potential scenarios which may develop, and their possible implications for Hungary. READ MORE

More on PM Orbán’s Moscow visit

Friday, February 4th, 2022

A left-wing commentator thinks that President Putin’s demand that NATO pull back from Eastern Europe (to the 1997 status quo) means the Hungarian government can no longer sit on the fence. A pro-government pundit accuses those who side with Ukraine of treason. READ MORE

Ukraine under martial law

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Pondering the implications of the Russian-Ukrainian naval incident, a pro-government columnist finds Hungary’s position diplomatically and geopolitically extremely delicate. READ MORE