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Reactions to PM Orbán’s annual Băile Tușnad address

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Opposition-leaning commentators find the Prime Minister’s speech flat and meaningless, though provocative, while pro-government columnists praise it as revelatory. READ MORE

Romania’s Foreign Ministry criticises President Novák

Friday, June 2nd, 2023

A left-wing commentator believes Hungarian leaders often behave tactlessly when visiting neighbouring countries. 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

Rock star’s performance at Tusnádfürdő criticised

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A pro-government pundit protests against the presence at the traditional summer Fidesz gathering in Transylvania of liberal minded rock star András Lovasi. A Marxist philosopher, on the other hand, condemns Lovasi for accepting the invitation to perform there. 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

Pope Francis’ open air mass in the Szeklerland

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Commenting on the Pope’s visit to the most important shrine of Hungarian Catholics in Transylvania, left-wing outlets remark that during that historical event the Prime Minister was in Madrid watching Liverpool beat Tottenham in the Champions’ League final. A conservative commentator excoriates the Pontiff’s right-wing critics. READ MORE

Pope Francis to visit Transylvania

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

A conservative columnist welcomes the unprecedented decision of the Pope to visit the main place of worship of Hungarians in Transylvania. 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

PM Orbán’s speech at Tusnádfürdő

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Commentators find PM Orbán’s speech focusing on illegal migration at Fidesz’s annual summer university more moderate and cautious than his addresses in previous years. READ MORE