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EU opens accession talks with Ukraine

Saturday, December 16th, 2023

As PM Orbán refrained from vetoing the decision on starting talks over Ukraine’s future EU membership, a pro-government commentator believes Hungary leaves the EU summit with a positive balance. READ MORE

Brussels unlocks €10 billion in frozen EU funds for Hungary

Friday, December 15th, 2023

A liberal foreign policy expert believes that releasing one-third of the €30 billion suspended over rule-of-law concerns is part of a deal whereby Hungary will not oppose further EU payments to Ukraine. READ MORE

Analyst paints a grim picture of the prospects for peace

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

An expert on international politics and strategy sees no signs of a lasting solution to the war between Russia and Ukraine or Israel’s war on Hamas. READ MORE

The Gaza conflict compared to the war in Ukraine

Friday, October 13th, 2023

A right-wing commentator believes that the two wars are radically different in nature and thus require different solutions. READ MORE

Ukraine files WTO lawsuit against Poland, Slovakia and Hungary

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

A well-known jurist doesn’t think that Ukraine’s complaint to the World Trade Organisation will be successful. READ MORE

PM would like to stay in power till 2034

Tuesday, September 12th, 2023

A liberal news site reports that in his speech to the Fidesz faithful on Saturday, PM Orbán talked about his plan to continue as Prime Minister for another eleven years. READ MORE

FM demands the restoration of the rights of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Despite their ideological differences, left and right-wing columnists agree with the Foreign Minister’s protestations against measures in Ukraine curbing the rights of Hungarians. READ MORE

Weeklies on Ukraine and the plight of the opposition

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Commentators ponder the significance of President Novák’s visit to Kyiv and wonder aloud what the right approach to the war in Ukraine might be. Another topic analysts dissect is whether the opposition can (ever) put up a meaningful challenge to the government. READ MORE

President Novák approves new Ukrainian ambassador

Saturday, August 12th, 2023

Experts believe that the new ambassador, an ethnic Hungarian, was kept waiting for months, to reciprocate a similar procedure by Ukraine with Hungary’s ambassador to Kyiv. READ MORE

Zelensky meets Hungarian community leaders

Tuesday, August 8th, 2023

Commentators express cautious optimism in their evaluations of President Zelensky’s visit to Berehove in the Transcarpathian region, which was home to an estimated 100 thousand ethnic Hungarians before the war. READ MORE