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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

Hungarian party gets into Romanian Parliament

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Commenting on the Romanian elections, conservative columnists welcome the good performance of the Hungarian alliance and ponder the implications for Hungarian minority representation in Transylvania. READ MORE

Diplomatic row over Romania’s national holiday

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Commentators disagree on whether the Foreign Minister was right to ban his diplomats from attending the commemoration ceremony of the Romanian Embassy in Budapest on Romania’s National Holiday that symbolises the transfer of Transylvania from Hungary to Romania in 1918, after World War I. READ MORE

Diplomatic scuffles with Romania

Friday, August 14th, 2015

A left-wing commentator criticises Hungary’s ambassador to Bucharest, who expressed dissatisfaction with the policies of the Romanian government towards ethnic Hungarians in Romania. READ MORE