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Trianon centenary week

Monday, June 8th, 2020

As commemorations of the post-World War One peace treaty were held throughout the country, commentators pondered the legacy and the implications for the future. READ MORE

Romania declares Trianon day a national holiday

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Commentators deplore the decision by the Romanian parliament as insensitive to the feelings of ethnic Hungarians, and ascribe it to irrational fears which survive despite sweeping changes in the past century. READ MORE

Romanian President’s remarks deemed anti-Hungarian

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Commentators on Right and Left alike criticize Romanian President Iohannis for accusing the Romanian opposition of selling out Transylvania to Hungarians and Hungary. 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

President Trump receives Romania’s Johannis

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Commenting on Donald Trump’s meeting with Romanian President Johannis, a conservative pundit thinks that Hungary and her interests do not matter much for Washington. READ MORE

Transylvanian cemetery dispute

Monday, June 17th, 2019

A left-wing commentator fears that the Hungarian government will use the skirmish between Hungarians and Romanians in Transylvania to unleash irredentist hatred. A pro-government pundit calls on Hungary to put on a show of force and hopes that Transylvania will soon become part of Hungary again. Another pro-government columnist calls for moderation. READ MORE

Juncker celebrates centenary of ‘Greater Romania’

Friday, October 26th, 2018

A pro-government columnist condemns European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for referring to the centenary of the ‘great Romanian unification’ as a European holiday. READ MORE

Mixed Romanian Reaction to PM Orbán’s speech

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

A pro-government columnist suggests that Mr Orbán’s proposals on closer Central-European cooperation have been favourably met by Romanian governing circles. READ MORE

Diplomatic row with Romania over the Szekler flag

Friday, January 19th, 2018

A left-wing commentator explains that the Prime Minister of Romania resigned for reasons unconnected to the Hungarian protest against his statement on the Szekler flag. READ MORE

Repercussions of the Romanian protests

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

A left-wing and a conservative commentator find it sad that Hungarians do not seem to be bothered by corruption as much as the Romanian public. An alt-left blogger, on the other hand, thinks that the Romanian protests are not all about corruption and may have dire and unintended consequences. READ MORE