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A liberal take on the Turkish elections

Friday, April 5th, 2024

A liberal commentator interprets the outcome of the Turkish municipal elections as representative of a broader trend. Big cities tend to support liberals in many countries, while conservative nationalists manage to keep rural areas under their influence. READ MORE

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

PM Orbán and Donald Trump praise each other in Mar-a-Lago

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

A left-wing columnist thinks PM Orbán is playing Russian roulette by befriending Trump, while his pro-government counterpart suggests Trump is the better choice for Hungary. READ MORE

Trump seen as the one who can end the war in Ukraine

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

A pro-government columnist believes the war will drag on for a long time unless Donald Trump wins the US presidential elections in November. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s spats with its allies

Monday, January 29th, 2024

Commentators agree that hindering first Finland’s then Sweden’s accession to NATO, as well as being sanctioned by the European Union and openly criticised by the US administration, have put Hungary in a unique position within the Western alliance, although they offer conflicting explanations. 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

PM Orbán addresses CPAC Budapest

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

A pro-government commentator endorses the ideas expressed by the Prime Minister in his keynote speech at the second CPAC conference held in as many years in Budapest. READ MORE

PM Orbán says US-Hungarian friendship must withstand divergence over the war in Ukraine

Monday, April 17th, 2023

An opposition-leaning columnist finds the deterioration in US-Hungarian relations worrisome but believes neither of the two parties want to deepen the enmity any further. A pro-government commentator sees the discord as a conflict between the US Left and Right rather than one between two countries. READ MORE

Weeklies on the US mid-term elections

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Commentators don’t expect major changes after Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives, while Democrats kept the Senate under their control. Most, though not all, tip Ron DeSantis as a potential presidential election winner in two years’ time. READ MORE

Trump compared to Gyurcsány

Friday, November 18th, 2022

A conservative analyst believes that the Republicans are doomed to lose the next presidential election if Donald Trump wins the GOP nomination. READ MORE