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Another ECJ trial lost: Slovakia can call its wine Tokaj

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Népszabadság disagrees with the ruling of the European Court of Justice, but suggests Hungary should try to agree with Slovakia on Tokaj wine standards. READ MORE

Consternation over EU Court ruling in Hungary vs Slovakia

Monday, October 1st, 2012

A right-wing commentator finds it strange that while the European Court rejected Hungary’s complaint against the Slovak refusal three years ago to let President László Sólyom attend a ceremony on Slovak territory, the European Commission and Parliament do not feel competent in the case of the post war Beneš decrees, which declared Hungarians collectively guilty. READ MORE

Are the ’unorthodox’ economic measures becoming mainstream?

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

A right-wing commentator, echoing the government’s claims, believes that the Orbán government’s widely criticised ’unorthodox’ economic measures are being copied by various European countries. A centrist online news site, however, finds such comparisons unconvincing. 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

Lessons of the Slovak elections

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Commentators seem to agree that Hungarians in Slovakia are among the losers of the Parliamentary election there. Some blame what they call the Orbán government’s wrong-headed cross-border policies; others believe the new inter-ethnic party is at fault. READ MORE

Hungarians upset by the opinion of the European Court

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Commentators from across the political spectrum are upset by the opinion of the Advocate General of the European Court who has suggested that Slovakia did not violate EU law by banning László Sólyom, the President of Hungary from entering Slovakia in 2009. 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

Hungary bracing for a tough New Year

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

All commentators agree that 2012 will be even tougher than 2010.  But they disagree on the reasons, and on the best policy to follow. 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