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Vote to approve Sweden and Finland’s NATO bids postponed

Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Commentators take it for granted that despite a two-week delay, parliament will ratify the request of the two Nordic countries to join NATO. READ MORE

Weeklies on the first year of the war in Ukraine

Monday, February 27th, 2023

Left-wing and liberal authors believe that the West should support Ukraine until it regains the territories occupied by Russia. Conservative analysts suggest that none of the two warring countries can win the war and therefore support calls by the Hungarian government for an urgent ceasefire and peace negotiations. READ MORE

First assessments of the year one of the war in Ukraine

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

One year after Russia invaded Ukraine, commentators agree on one thing – that this first anniversary will not be the last. READ MORE

President Novák attends Warsaw NATO summit

Friday, February 24th, 2023

A pro-government analyst praises the President’s role in explaining Hungary’s stance on Ukraine to NATO allies, while a left-wing columnist suggests that the government side is transmitting contradictory messages on the issue. READ MORE

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