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US Ambassador slams government at Pride Festival

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

Pro-government authors believe that Ambassador Pressman is biased against Hungary. READ MORE

Are the strategies of PM Orbán and President Macron alike?

Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

An international affairs analyst sees similarities between the views of the two leaders, but only in their refusal to be subservient to the United States. READ MORE

Weeklies on US – Hungary relations

Monday, April 24th, 2023

Opposition-leaning authors vituperate against the government, which they see as an outlier in both NATO and the European Union. Pro-government commentators praise Hungary’s leaders for defending the country’s sovereignty. READ MORE

Conflicting left-wing views on Macron’s ’vassal’ comment

Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Two left-wing commentators express diametrically opposing opinions on French President Macron’s statement that Europe should not be a ‘vassal’ of the United States. READ MORE

US Ambassador’s remarks seen as mild

Friday, April 14th, 2023

A liberal analyst believes US-Hungary relations will become increasingly tense, although the Ambassador’s statements on Wednesday were significantly milder than expected. A pro-government pundit characterises Ambassador Pressman’s press briefing as utterly insignificant. READ MORE

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