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PM Orbán’s football scarf sparks controversy

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

A pro-government pundit and a left-wing columnist reflect on a photo of the Prime Minister showing him after the latest match of the Hungarian football team, wearing a scarf with the map of Greater Hungary. READ MORE

Far right party leader fantasizes about annexing Sub-Carpathia

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

A liberal analyst believes that rumours about Ukraine’s neighbours intending to chop off Ukrainian territories originate from Moscow. READ MORE

Trianon 101

Monday, June 7th, 2021

On the 101st anniversary of the peace treaty imposed on Hungary in the wake of the First World War, conservative analysts suggest that Hungarians should be realistic as they digest the legacy of Trianon. READ MORE

Hungarian paper defends Romanian referee in racism row

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

As the Romanian press praises Magyar Nemzet for taking up the defence of a Romanian referee shamed even by his own government, a conservative analyst is outraged by what he sees as attempts by international bodies at policing national languages. READ MORE

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