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A conservative take on the Davos World Economic Forum

Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

A right-wing economist sees the traditional Davos forum as a gathering of an elite that wants to run the world, pushing elected leaders into the background. 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

Weeklies on PM Orbán’s strategic remarks

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Left-wing and liberal authors suspect that the Prime Minister is considering detaching himself from the Western alliance of which Hungary is a member, while pro-government commentators agree with his view that the international arena is increasingly characterised by opposition between rigid blocks. READ MORE

Ruminations on Ukraine war

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Right-wing commentators contend that the war in Ukraine is unlikely to end unless the US makes a U-turn. A left-wing commentator is confident that Russia will lose the war. READ MORE

A pro-government reply to Ukrainian accusations

Friday, December 30th, 2022

A pro-government website lists a series of facts to debunk the Ukrainian accusation that Prime Minister Orbán treats Ukraine with ‘pathological disregard’ (see BudaPost, December 29). READ MORE

Ukrainian FM accuses PM Orbán of insensitivity

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Hungarian news outlets reproduce the Ukrainian statement without commenting on it, but pro-government news sites illustrate the remarks with media photos to express their disapproval. READ MORE

Gloomy outlook for 2023

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Analysts on both sides of the political divide fear that next year will bring further hardships for Hungarians – and the world. READ MORE

Hungary strikes a deal with the EU

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

In their first reactions, news outlets offer opposing evaluations of the deal reached on Monday, whereby the EU will lower the level of a proposed funding freeze in exchange for Budapest lifting its veto on two items. READ MORE

President Novák’s visit to Ukraine

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Left-wing and liberal sites believe that government supporters oppose the President’s friendly gesture to Ukraine, while a pro-government analyst writes that Ms Novák’s visit to Kyiv was consistent with the government’s stance in favour of a just peace for Hungary’s war-torn eastern neighbour. READ MORE

Reactions to the ’side effects’ of the Ukraine war

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for not doing enough to reduce Hungary’s dependency on Russia energy supplies, while the main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to its demand for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. READ MORE