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Analyses one week before the US-Hungarian summit

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

A left-wing columnist thinks President Trump intends to express concern over Hungary’s co-operation with China and Russia, while pro-government commentators suggest that he wants to bolster Mr Orbán’s position before the European Elections. READ MORE

Hungary in the front line of energy supply competition

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

A liberal commentator points out that Hungary has become less dependent on Russian gas imports, and its energy security may improve further if new pipelines are built in Europe. READ MORE

Hungary beefs up its defence capability

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

A pro-government analyst thinks that Europe is unlikely to set up its own independent defence force any time soon, which make it reasonable for Hungary to upgrade its own army. READ MORE

Mike Pompeo’s visit to Budapest

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

The left-wing nationwide daily reports that Hungary has soothed Washington’s concerns over Russian and Chinese ‘penetration’ with promises to boost economic and military cooperation with the United States. READ MORE

Donald Trump’s State of the Union address

Friday, February 8th, 2019

A left-wing and a conservative columnist offer diametrically opposed interpretations of President Trump’s State of the Union address. READ MORE

PM denies neutrality allegations

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

A left-wing analyst finds it absurd to imagine that Hungary is considering leaving NATO, but accuses the government of intending to ‘ally itself ‘with Russia and China. READ MORE

Opposing takes on US foreign policy

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Pro-government commentators welcome President Trump’s isolationist foreign policy. A left-wing commentator, on the other hand, calls it bad news for Europe and the world. READ MORE

Ruminations on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

A left-wing commentator blames the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre on right-wing politicians and media. A conservative pundit thinks that the US has lost its claim to being the exception. READ MORE

Further comments on the departure of the Central European University

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Left-wing commentators see a litmus test in the government’s handing of the CEU affair; one explains why the Prime Minister feels he cannot compromise on that matter, while pro-government outlets ridicule the protests over the planned transfer of most CEU courses to Vienna. READ MORE

Dispute over US Ambassador’s comments

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

A Hungarian-American liberal commentator lambasts the new US Ambassador to Budapest for ignoring what he sees as the decline of democratic norms in Hungary. His pro-government counterpart welcomes Mr Cornstein’s words. READ MORE