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Ruminations on Putin’s Victory Day address

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

A conservative commentator dismisses Russian President Putin’s Victory Day speech, as a collection of ‘big fat ideological lies’  aimed at sustaining the ‘phantasm’ of a just war in Ukraine – to motivate those Russians who still believe it. READ MORE

Pro-government columnist on the war in Ukraine

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

A conservative analyst finds the prospect of a prolonged war in Ukraine frightening and urges efforts to reach an early settlement. READ MORE

Prospects of Visegrád cooperation

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Left-wing and liberal pundits contend that the Ukraine war has divided the Visegrád Group and frozen Hungarian-Polish diplomatic relations. Conservative analysts, however, are optimistic that the V4 will remain a key regional actor in the EU once the Ukraine war is over. READ MORE

Ukraine war in the election campaign

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

The leading pro-government daily fears that an opposition victory in the Sunday election could result in Hungary joining a potential nuclear war in Ukraine. A left-wing pundit finds such allegations nauseating. READ MORE

Takes on the Ukraine war and the world order

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

An outspoken pro-government columnist accuses the US of deliberately engineering the Ukraine war in order to maintain its global hegemony. A left-wing commentator thinks that the EU, Russia and Ukraine will all pay a high price for the war. READ MORE

Hungarian government opposes NATO involvement in the Ukraine war

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Dailies offer opposing takes on the government’s position on how NATO should tackle the war in Ukraine. READ MORE

Polls show Fidesz still in the lead – two weeks before election

Monday, March 21st, 2022

According to two new polls, the Ukraine war has not significantly changed party preferences in Hungary, despite the diametrically opposed attitudes of voters to government handling of the war. READ MORE

Weeklies on the war in Ukraine

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Two pro-government outlets devote their weekly editorials to the selfless assistance Hungarians are offering to Ukrainian refugees, while their opposition-leaning counterparts accuse the government of failing to condemn Russia unequivocally and ponder the impact of the war on the elections to be held in three weeks’ time. READ MORE

‘Don’t panic!’ – Reactions to the war in Ukraine

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022

A left-wing commentator calls on Hungarians not to lose their heads, as many start getting rid of their Forints, queuing up for passports, and piling up iodine pills. READ MORE

The Ukraine war casts doubts on the Paks project

Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

A left-wing commentator believes that after Russian troops shot salvos at the Zaporizhie nuclear power station, the project of building of two new giant blocks next to the Paks nuclear power station should be scrapped. READ MORE