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Minority autonomy at Tusnad

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

A conservative columnist believes that instead of creating a common “supermarket”, the EU should focus more on the protection of minorities and their rights to self-determination. READ MORE

Scotland referendum in focus

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Commentators both from left and right agree that the Scottish referendum was a victory for democracy. They also believe that despite the failure of the Pro-Independence movement, Scotland will enjoy more autonomy in the future. Right-wing columnists suggest that the referendum sets an example for other national minorities, including ethnic Hungarians in the neighbouring countries. READ MORE

Far-right irredentism harms Szekler autonomy

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

A conservative columnist suggests that radical right-wing irredentist Hungarians who want to restore Greater Hungary are undermining pro-autonomy movements in Transylvania. READ MORE

The Szeklers’ Great March for Autonomy

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Magyar Hírlap believes that sooner or later the Szekler people are bound to achieve territorial autonomy within Romania. Népszabadság condemns sympathisers who chanted revisionist slogans in front of the Romanian embassy in Budapest. READ MORE

Tőkés’s aide suggests moderate approach towards Szekler autonomy

Friday, September 27th, 2013

A Transylvanian columnist questions the wisdom of pushing too hard for Szekler autonomy as this could harm other minority Hungarians in Romania. READ MORE

Romanian President calls Hungary a hotbed of instability

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Commentators find Romanian accusations against Hungary out of proportion with the controversial statements made by Hungarian politicians in Transylvania. A left-liberal columnist thinks even far right Jobbik leader Vona should not be denied the right to travel to and speak in Romania. A pro-government columnist, on the other hand, finds Romanian President Traian Băsescu’s attack on Fidesz, a former international ally, a breach of trust that only serves Băsescu’s presidential campaign. READ MORE

Vona raises Trianon issue in Romania

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Magyar Nemzet acknowledges that Hungarian far-right extremists do proselytise in Transylvania, but dismisses a claim by the Romanian Foreign Ministry that the Hungarian government should dissociate itself from Jobbik leader Vona’s statements. Népszabadság blames PM Orbán for exporting Hungarian party politics to Romania and setting an example for Jobbik’s absurd campaign. READ MORE

Left fears election fraud

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Left-wing commentators fear that the rules of non-resident external voting will encourage fraud. They explore several scenarios of vote rigging and accuse the government of consciously leaving such loopholes in the legislation. READ MORE

PM Orbán in Transylvania

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Both left and right-wing commentators missed Romanian politicians at this year’s Fidesz summer university at Tusnádfürdő. A left-wing columnist, however, accuses PM Orbán of trans-border vote hunting while his pro-government counterparts believe that the electoral impact of the Hungarian diaspora will be miniscule. READ MORE

Bajnai in Transylvania

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

A pro-government columnist describes Gordon Bajnai’s visit to Transylvania as phoney and hypocritical. A Transylvanian news site, on the other hand, suggests Bajnai did not go to chase after votes but to listen to what Hungarians living in Romania had to tell him. READ MORE