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Wilson Center declines to host conference on 1956

August 18th, 2016

The leading left-wing daily thinks the decision by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars not to hold a conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution, as proposed by the Hungarian Embassy, reflects  Washington’s dissatisfaction with the policies of the Hungarian government.

In its front page editorial, Népszabadság recalls that the Obama administration has expressed criticism towards the incumbent Hungarian government on several occasions and suggests that PM Orbán’s favourable assessment of Donald Trump’s stance on international issues was a misstep if he intended to improve the perception of his policies in Washington. If Hillary Clinton defeats her Republican opponent on 8 November,  Népszabadság continues, relations between Budapest and Washington may sour even further, since Mrs Clinton will certainly be ‘more active’ in Europe than Barack Obama, and she appears to ‘have a grudge against Orbán anyway’.


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