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Weeklies remember Queen Elizabeth II

Monday, September 19th, 2022

Most authors pay their unconditional respects to the deceased monarch, although some commentators express deep skepticism about the usefulness of monarchy in modern democracies. READ MORE

Elizabeth II obituary

Tuesday, September 13th, 2022

The leading pro-government daily depicts the passing of Elizabeth II as the end of an era marked by great personalities and high culture. READ MORE

Liz Truss’s nuclear remark sparks criticism

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

A highly opinionated pro-government pundit sharply condemns the frontrunner in the race to become UK Prime Minister for her words about being ready to push the nuclear button ’if need be’. READ MORE

UK ambassador bids farewell

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Winding up his four-year term in Budapest, the ambassador of the United Kingdom praises Hungary as the single most friendly Union member country toward Britain over the past four Brexit years. READ MORE

UK leaves EU

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

A commentator in the leading pro-government daily admires the UK for leaving the EU and restoring its national sovereignty. READ MORE

Landslide Tory victory in UK election

Monday, December 16th, 2019

A left-wing commentator attributes the Tories’ sweeping victory in the UK election to the Labour Party’s radical and demagogic messages. A pro-government columnist calls on the EU to open up to Russia. READ MORE

A pro-government view on Brexit

Friday, January 18th, 2019

A conservative analyst regrets that with Brexit, Hungary is losing an ally in debates within the European Union. She also finds it worrying that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union will apparently take place in chaotic conditions. READ MORE

British Ambassador’s praise of V4

Monday, December 4th, 2017

A liberal columnist accuses the British ambassador to Budapest of ‘flattering’ PM Orbán and ‘echoing his populist slogans’. She suggests that Britain needs the V-4 countries in its standoff with Brussels over Brexit, but would not protect Hungary and Poland if EU leaders wanted to strip them of their voting rights. READ MORE

Angela Merkel tells Europe to make it on its own

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Commentators ponder what a more independent and assertive Europe, as envisioned by Chancellor Merkel, might entail for Hungary. READ MORE

Foreign Minister Szijjártó on European “no-go zones”

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Pro-government columnists side with Foreign Minister Szijjártó, who in successive interviews with the BBC and CNN insisted on the existence of ‘unsafe enclaves’ in several major European cities, allegedly taken over by unintegrated immigrants. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, thinks that describing districts with higher crime rates as no-go zones is a gross exaggeration. READ MORE