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Hungarian government offers refuge to Venezuelan Hungarians

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

A pro-government columnist welcomes the government’s decision to admit more than 300 Venezuelan individuals with Hungarian ancestry. A left-wing commentator agrees with the decision, but finds it peculiar that humanitarian help should be conditional on ethnic kinship. READ MORE

Hungary-Ukraine skirmish over dual citizenship

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

As Ukraine and Hungary exchange diplomatic blows over Hungarian dual citizenship in Ukraine, a pro-government and a left-wing columnist ponder how Budapest can best protect the interests of the Hungarian minority in that country. READ MORE

A liberal view on citizenship

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

A liberal pundit ponders the implications of Gérard Depardieu’s newly acquired Russian citizenship and criticises the government’s intention to keep graduates in Hungary if they enjoy free university tuition. READ MORE

Dual Slovak-Hungarian citizenship still a problem

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

PM Orbán has a tough job ahead if he wants to foster Central European co-operation, while Slovakia is bent on taking new discriminatory measures against ethnic Hungarians. READ MORE

Slovak-Hungarian citizenship troubles

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

A pro-government commentator criticizes Slovakia for stripping ethnic Hungarians who apply for Hungarian passports of their Slovak citizenship. A liberal columnist, who also finds the Slovak policies unacceptable, adds that both sides follow the same nationalist logic. READ MORE

100 year old Hungarian woman stripped of Slovak citizenship

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

A curse on you, Slovak politicians!” – thunders radical columnist Zsolt Bayer in Magyar Hírlap, after an elderly Hungarian woman lost her Slovak citizenship, as a consequence of being granted citizenship by Hungary. READ MORE