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A left-wing take on transborder voting

Monday, August 14th, 2017

As the government starts mobilizing Hungarian voters in neighboring countries ahead of next year’s general election, a left-wing columnist urges the Left to start a new chapter in transborder politics and reach out to non-resident voters. READ MORE

The debate over CEU rolls on

Monday, April 10th, 2017

As a new wave of actors in the EU and the US join the dispute over CEU’s future, commentators along the political spectrum ponder the motivations of the parties involved and opinions diverge on whether the university will close down. READ MORE

The shootout in western Ukraine

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Bratislava’s Hungarian daily fears for the future of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine, where the authorities are utterly incapable of providing security for the citizens, as proved by last weekend’s shootout between the guards of a tycoon who is also an MP and armed gun-men affiliated with a far-right party. . READ MORE

Liberal Transylvanian politician on national homogeneity

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

A Transylvanian commentator fears that the PM’s claims about Hungarian national homogeneity are mistaken and chime badly with the interests of transborder Hungarians. READ MORE

Scotland referendum in focus

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Commentators both from left and right agree that the Scottish referendum was a victory for democracy. They also believe that despite the failure of the Pro-Independence movement, Scotland will enjoy more autonomy in the future. Right-wing columnists suggest that the referendum sets an example for other national minorities, including ethnic Hungarians in the neighbouring countries. READ MORE

Transborder Hungarian politician insulted by far-right protesters

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Right and left-wing commentators agree that there should be zero tolerance for far-right radicalism. They accuse Jobbik of fomenting hatred, after far-right protesters physically attacked a prominent Hungarian politician from Vojvodina. READ MORE

Far-right irredentism harms Szekler autonomy

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

A conservative columnist suggests that radical right-wing irredentist Hungarians who want to restore Greater Hungary are undermining pro-autonomy movements in Transylvania. READ MORE

Ukraine in the cross-hairs

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Pundits across the political spectrum ponder the fate and future of crisis ridden Ukraine. Left-wing and moderate conservative analysts hope that the EU will help the country down the democratic path, but warn that Russia may try to prevent Ukraine’s European integration. A right-wing daily, on the other hand, cautions against optimism and fears the plundering of Ukraine by Western investors. A centrist blogger proposes federalization as an alternative to break-up. READ MORE

Half a million transborder citizens

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

A right-wing commentator records his satisfaction that by offering easy citizenship to transborder ethnic Hungarians, Hungary has recompensed them for the offence they suffered nine years ago with the failure of the referendum on “dual citizenship”. READ MORE