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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

Weeklies’ New Year editorials

Monday, January 6th, 2020

In their first issues of 2020, the weeklies try to make sense of what happened in 2019 and assess what Hungary may expect in the New Year. READ MORE

99 years of Trianon

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

On the anniversary of the peace treaty that dismembered the Kingdom of Hungary in 1920, a liberal historian suggests that Hungary should forget her victimhood complex, while a pro-government commentator expresses the fear that mass immigration is a threat comparable to Trianon not just for Hungary but for all European nations. READ MORE

The real tragedy of the Trianon Peace Treaty

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

A conservative columnist thinks that the Trianon peace agreement was the result of nationalism, triggered by the Hungarian independence movements of the 19th century. He contends that the real tragedy of the Treaty was the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire. READ MORE

Right-wing columnist on Trianon

Friday, June 6th, 2014

A leading pro-government columnist blames the destruction of the Habsburg monarchy for Hungary’s ill fortune in the 20th century. He calls on western powers to deliver on their post-World War One promise of autonomy for beyond-border Hungarians. READ MORE