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Conflicting takes on mobilisation in Russia

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

While both a left-wing and a conservative author read the ‘partial mobilisation’ announced by Russian President Putin as proof of Russian failure in Ukraine, the main pro-government daily blames the United States for the war. READ MORE

Hungarian perceptions of the war in Ukraine

Monday, September 12th, 2022

According to two opinion polls, Hungarians have negative views about Putin as well as Zelensky, but they are also becoming less satisfied with the Hungarian government’s response to the Ukraine war. READ MORE

EU at the crossroads

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

A conservative commentator fears that German efforts to centralize the EU would weaken democracy. A left-wing columnist hopes that the EU will emerge stronger from the current crises – if it survives them. READ MORE

Fears over nuclear fallout

Monday, September 5th, 2022

A liberal weekly accuses Russia of weaponizing the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. A pro-government commentator, on the other hand, thinks that Ukraine is targeting nuclear facilities in the hope of securing even more support from the West. READ MORE

No peace in sight in Ukraine

Friday, August 26th, 2022

A pro-government commentator excludes the possibility of a just peace in Ukraine. Meanwhile, he warns that the worst is still ahead, and not just for Ukrainians. READ MORE

Oil flow from Russia resumes

Friday, August 12th, 2022

A pro-government pundit ridicules explanations by liberal commentators of the one-week interruption of Russian oil deliveries, while a left-wing commentator laments Hungary’s dependence on Russian gas and oil supplies. READ MORE

Conflicting views on the Ukraine war

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Conservative and right-wing pundits accuse the West and the US of provoking Russia into war, adding that peace can be negotiated only by Washington and Moscow -a bullet point underlined by Viktor Orbán in his keynote speech to Republicans in Dallas. A liberal analyst, on the other hand, deems it crucial for the EU and NATO to stop Putin in order to avoid another world war. READ MORE

Dissecting Hungary’s approach to the war in Ukraine

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The Hungarian weeklies, and the weekend editions of the daily papers ponder Hungary’s relationship to the Russian-Ukrainian war, and where EU sanctions on Russia might lead. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Ukraine war, sanctions, and the EU

Monday, July 11th, 2022

Commentators disagree sharply on what should be done to bring about peace in Ukraine, as well as over the rights and wrongs of the painful sanctions on Russia. READ MORE

Leftist author urges the EU to get tough on Russia – and Hungary

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the European Union for what he sees as its habit of procrastinating instead of confronting Russia and PM Orbán of Hungary. READ MORE