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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

Dispute over energy dependency and sovereignty

Friday, October 14th, 2022

A left-wing and a pro-government commentator ponder how the EU can improve its energy sovereignty by diversifying gas and oil imports. READ MORE

Conflicting takes on mobilisation in Russia

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

While both a left-wing and a conservative author read the ‘partial mobilisation’ announced by Russian President Putin as proof of Russian failure in Ukraine, the main pro-government daily blames the United States for the war. READ MORE

West likened to late Communist world

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022

A leading pro-government columnist remarks on Facebook’s admission that it suppressed a news story about Hunter Biden’s laptop. He likens liberal media to Communist era propaganda. READ MORE

Weeklies look back on the PM’s Dallas address

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Opposition-leaning analysts believe that the Prime Minister did a grave disservice to his country by taking sides with former president Donald Trump and his supporters in his address to the CPAC meeting. Pro-government commentators, on the other hand, take the event as proof that Prime Minister Orbán has become an important international actor. READ MORE

Conflicting views on the Ukraine war

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Conservative and right-wing pundits accuse the West and the US of provoking Russia into war, adding that peace can be negotiated only by Washington and Moscow -a bullet point underlined by Viktor Orbán in his keynote speech to Republicans in Dallas. A liberal analyst, on the other hand, deems it crucial for the EU and NATO to stop Putin in order to avoid another world war. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s CPAC address

Saturday, August 6th, 2022

In their first snap analyses, a conservative lawyer and a liberal pundit agree that PM Orbán’s keynote address was went down well with the Dallas CPAC audience. READ MORE