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Momentum backs fellow liberals in neighbouring countries

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

A pro-government analyst criticises the new liberal party for backing Romanian and Slovak candidates in neighbouring countries, instead of supporting representatives of the substantial Hungarian minorities there. READ MORE

Momentum MEP on Hungarians in Slovakia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

A pro-government columnist lambasts politicians of the liberal Momentum party for supporting liberal parties in Slovakia and Romania. A left-wing commentator finds such dialogue more helpful in achieving Hungarian minority aims than ethnic representation. READ MORE

NATO Secretary General backs Hungary’s demands in Kyiv

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

A pro-government commentator welcomes the pressure the Secretary General of NATO put on President Zelensky in Kyiv for national minorities to have the right to be taught at school in their mother tongues. READ MORE

Ukraine under martial law

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Pondering the implications of the Russian-Ukrainian naval incident, a pro-government columnist finds Hungary’s position diplomatically and geopolitically extremely delicate. 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

Dispute over diaspora voting

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

A pro-government pundit finds the Democratic Coalition’s campaign against non-resident Hungarians nauseating. A liberal commentator contends that non-resident votes may help Fidesz to secure another two-thirds majority. READ MORE

One million non-resident Hungarians naturalized

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

A pro-government commentator writes that PM Orbán’s government has restored the unity of the Hungarian nation through making citizenship available for Hungarians living beyond the borders. READ MORE

Gyurcsány against transborder Hungarians’ voting rights

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Two conservative editors devote their regular weekly editorials to DK leader Ferenc Gyurcsány’s initiative to collect signatures to support his idea to scrap the law allowing ethnic Hungarians living in other countries who acquired Hungarian citizenship to take part in elections in Hungary. READ MORE

Gyurcsány against non-resident voting

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A conservative columnist thinks that former PM Gyurcsány’s proposal to strip non-resident Hungarian citizens of voting rights will mobilize transborder voters – in support of Fidesz. READ MORE

Hungarian repercussions of the Catalonia referendum

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A pro-government and an independent conservative pundit ponder the broader implications of the Catalonian referendum, including its impact on transborder Hungarian minorities. Both quote the title of George Orwell’s ‘Homage to Catalonia’ in their headlines. READ MORE