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Debate over Hungary’s foreign politics

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

A pro-government analyst accuses the US of interfering in Hungarian politics in an effort to make Hungary follow America’s interests. A left-wing commentator finds the government’s foreign policy path completely mistaken. READ MORE

Conflicting views on Hungary’s place in the world

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

A speech by Prime Minister Orbán about Hungary’s efforts to avoid a new cold war and another by US Ambassador David Pressman exhorting ‘everyone to make their choice’ have prompted widely disparate commentaries from left-wing and pro-government columnists. READ MORE

Ruminations on Ukraine war

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023

Right-wing commentators contend that the war in Ukraine is unlikely to end unless the US makes a U-turn. A left-wing commentator is confident that Russia will lose the war. READ MORE

Opposing narratives on 2022

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

A liberal and a right-wing author offer radically diverging interpretations on what the past year has meant in Hungarian politics. READ MORE

Ukrainian FM accuses PM Orbán of insensitivity

Thursday, December 29th, 2022

Hungarian news outlets reproduce the Ukrainian statement without commenting on it, but pro-government news sites illustrate the remarks with media photos to express their disapproval. READ MORE

Gloomy outlook for 2023

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Analysts on both sides of the political divide fear that next year will bring further hardships for Hungarians – and the world. READ MORE

Weeklies on the US mid-term elections

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Commentators don’t expect major changes after Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives, while Democrats kept the Senate under their control. Most, though not all, tip Ron DeSantis as a potential presidential election winner in two years’ time. READ MORE

Reactions to the ’side effects’ of the Ukraine war

Saturday, November 19th, 2022

A left-wing commentator excoriates the government for not doing enough to reduce Hungary’s dependency on Russia energy supplies, while the main pro-government daily devotes two editorials in as many days to its demand for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. READ MORE

First reactions to US midterm elections

Friday, November 11th, 2022

Commentators from across the political spectrum ponder the implications of the US midterm election results – on the US, and beyond. READ MORE

US midterm elections expected to impact war in Ukraine 

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

A pro-government and a left-wing commentator ponder the potential implications of the US midterm elections on the war in Ukraine. READ MORE