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A debate on Hungary’s international orientation

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

An independent columnist suggests a majority of Hungarians sympathise with Russia, while a pro-government historian believes they have just been disappointed by the West. READ MORE

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

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

Debate on World War One Freemasonry

Monday, July 13th, 2020

In the new Hungarian Historikerstreit, right-wing commentators condemn mainstream left-liberal historians for denying what they consider to be the influence of freemasonry in producing the Trianon Peace Treaty. They maintain that the real controversy should be about the supposedly secret operations of internationalist liberal networks in our age. READ MORE

Viktor Orbán’s Trianon speech

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

A pro-government columnist welcomes what he calls the Prime Minister’s courage, for criticizing the Great Powers for the 1920 partition of Hungary. He also praises Mr Orbán for underlining the importance of good neighbourly relations. 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

Slovakia’s Trianon gesture

Saturday, June 6th, 2020

A senior commentator welcomes the friendly gesture made by Slovakia’s new prime minister towards the Hungarian minority on the centenary of the Trianon peace treaty. READ MORE

Left- and right-wing interpretations of Trianon

Friday, June 5th, 2020

On the centenary of the peace treaty which dismembered pre-World War One Hungary, a left-wing writer and a pro-government analyst offer diverging explanations of past and present. READ MORE

Remembering the 1920 Trianon Peace Treaty

Monday, June 1st, 2020

A few days before the centenary of the signing of the Trianon Peace Treaty, pundits across the political spectrum ponder how Hungary should relate to the territorial and demographic loss it suffered a hundred years ago. 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