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V4 still exists, despite differences over Ukraine

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

A pro-government agrees with PM Orbán who is urging a ceasefire and peace negotiations to end the war in Ukraine. READ MORE

V4 rapprochement?

Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Commenting on Polish PM Morawieczki’s suggestion that V4 cooperation should be revived, an Eastern Europe expert deems it unlikely that the Visegrad countries (Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland) could reunite diplomatically any time soon. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Prime Minister’s address

Monday, August 1st, 2022

The six opposition-leaning weeklies condemn practically in unison the speech delivered by the Prime Minister last Saturday. One pro-government weekly simply summarises his words, while another praises his central message. READ MORE

Evaluation of Macron’s visit to Hungary

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021

Commentators on both sides of the political divide see both room for cooperation and opposition between the President of France and the Hungarian Prime Minister. READ MORE

Hungary takes over Visegrad-4 presidency

Thursday, July 8th, 2021

A left-wing commentator sees Prime Minister Orbán’s vision of a strong and influential V4 as pie in the sky. A pro-government pundit, on the other hand, is convinced that the V4 will lead the EU’s rejuvenation. READ MORE

PM Orbán forecasts a strong Central Europe

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Commentators draw opposing conclusions from the Prime Minister’s speech on the 30th anniversary of the Romanian anti-communist revolution. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s visit to Israel

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

A left-wing columnist describes the friendship between Mr Orbán and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel as an ’infernal game’, while a pro-government reporter underlines the shared stance of the two statesmen against radical Islam. READ MORE

’Happiness index’ still low but improving 

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A conservative economist finds it telling that ‘Happiness indexes’ in the Visegrád 4 countries are rising while they are falling in Western Europe. She warns however that Hungary’s index is still significantly below the European average. READ MORE

PM Cameron’s visit to Hungary

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Commenting on the meeting of the two prime ministers, a left-wing columnist cautions against hoping that the UK and Hungary are becoming strategic allies in reforming the EU. A conservative commentator dares to believe that Hungary can become an important player in revamping the Union. READ MORE

Hungary seals off ‘green border with’ Croatia

Monday, October 19th, 2015

As Hungary seals off the frontier, leaving only regular border crossings open, pundits across the political spectrum ponder on the implications. READ MORE