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Weeklies on US-Hungary relations

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Although the new restrictions on visa-free travel imposed by the United States on Hungarian citizens will not create problems for most visitors, the weeklies see them as a serious development, a litmus test of the deterioration of Hungary’s ties with its main ally. READ MORE

Most Hungarians wouldn’t fight for their country – survey

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023

A liberal pundit thinks the government’s refusal to send weapons to Ukraine reflects the feelings of a large majority of Hungarians. READ MORE

Weeklies on Hungary’s position on Ukraine and NATO

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators find cracks within the government camp on the correct approach to Ukraine, while pro-government columnists believe that continuing the war is futile for both sides. READ MORE

Vatican and Hungary described as allies

Friday, July 21st, 2023

A pro-government columnist welcomes the Vatican’s diplomatic efforts to promote peace in Ukraine. READ MORE

Rift persists within NATO on Ukraine’s accession

Friday, July 14th, 2023

Commentators offer diverging interpretations of the outcome of the NATO summit in Lithuania as to Ukraine’s future membership in the alliance. READ MORE

Opposing views about whether Hungary is pro-Russian

Friday, July 7th, 2023

In a series of opinion pieces, two pundits clash over the stance of the Hungarian government on the war in Ukraine and the feelings of the population about Ukraine and Russia. READ MORE

Weeklies on Wagner mutiny

Monday, July 3rd, 2023

Analysts agree that the abortive attempt by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin to march on Moscow revealed weaknesses within the Putin regime. One pro-government commentator accuses the opposition of rooting for the head of the Wagner group. READ MORE

Hungary opposes EU budget amendment

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

A pro-government daily reproduces a Facebook comment by a leading government official criticising the amendments the European Commission has put forward to the budget of the European Union. READ MORE

Diverging opinions on Prigozhin’s abortive coup

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

Commentators draw disparate although not entirely contradictory conclusions from the unprecedented attempt at a military takeover in Russia. READ MORE

Hungary and Poland divided on the war in Ukraine

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

A pro-government author laments the deterioration of the traditionally warm relations between the two countries – but hopes that they will find a way to restore their old friendship once the war is over. READ MORE