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Speeches by Biden and Putin prompt fears of a long war

Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

A pro-government columnist reads US President Biden’s speech in Warsaw and Russian President Putin’s address in Moscow on Tuesday to mean that neither government intends to seek peace in the foreseeable future. READ MORE

Opposing takes on PM Orbán’s ‘State of the Nation’ address

Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

The Prime Minister’s annual address to his faithful supporters on Saturday is seen as full of contradictions by a left-wing pundit, while a pro-government commentator describes it as reassuring in an uncertain world. READ MORE

Further controversy over the war in Ukraine

Monday, February 20th, 2023

A pro-government commentator hopes that Russia will win the war in Ukraine, because he fears that a Russian defeat would further increase US dominance in the world. His left-wing counterpart accuses him of promoting Russian propaganda. READ MORE

PM Orbán (with three other leaders) fails to applaud Zelensky

Saturday, February 11th, 2023

A liberal website interprets the scene at the European Council meeting in Brussels as a clear expression of the PM’s refusal to side with Ukraine, while pro-government commentators argue that he was not the only one not to applaud the Ukrainian President. READ MORE

Liberal writer fears Third World War

Thursday, February 9th, 2023

On a left-liberal website, a well-known expert on Russian history and culture fears that the war in Ukraine may degenerate into a larger conflagration. READ MORE

US ambassador criticises Hungary’s stance on Ukraine

Tuesday, February 7th, 2023

A pro-government columnist believes that the US ambassador is motivated by an excessive thirst for publicity, while a left-wing analyst shares the opinion of the American diplomat. READ MORE

In focus: PM Orbán’s statements on Ukraine

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Commentators disagree sharply on Prime Minister Orbán’s call for peace talks and an armistice in Ukraine. READ MORE

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