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Tension between Hungary and Ukraine

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Pro-government sites claim that extreme right-wing Ukrainian organisations which publish the addresses of ethnic Hungarians denouncing them as traitors are being supported by the government in Kiev. A liberal weekly accuses the Hungarian government of playing into Moscow’s hands with its attitude towards Ukraine. 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

US-Hungarian FM talks

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

A left-wing commentator suggests that the government had to make concessions as the price for Foreign Minister Péter Szíjjártó’s meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington. READ MORE

Hungary blocks Ukraine’s NATO integration

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Magyar Nemzet agrees with the government’s assessment that the recently adopted Ukrainian education act severely curbs education in minority languages, but finds it misplaced for Hungary to be a lonely protester against embattled Ukraine. READ MORE

The West blamed for the Ukraine crisis

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

A conservative commentator lambasts the United States and Europe for being unable to make up their minds on what to do about Ukraine. He thinks this is the cause of the political instability and the ensuing nationalist drive there. READ MORE

A proposal to solve the row over the Ukrainian law on public education

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

A researcher on international law believes Hungary should give the majority of Ukrainian politicians the benefit of the doubt, and negotiate an amendment to their new law which violates the right of minorities to be taught in their mother tongue in the public school system. READ MORE

Ukrainian education law backed by Soros’s local foundation

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

A conservative commentator finds it surprising that the Ukrainian  subsidiary of a network of foundations financed by American-Hungarian financier and philanthropist George Soros agrees with the new Ukrainian law which bars state owned schools from teaching minority students in their mother tongues. READ MORE

Ukraine bans teaching in minority languages

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

An independent conservative columnist welcomes the unity of Hungarian political parties in the face of the new public education act passed by the Ukrainian Parliament which stipulates that after the 4 years of the elementary school, schoolchildren must be taught all subjects in Ukrainian.
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The shootout in western Ukraine

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Bratislava’s Hungarian daily fears for the future of the Hungarian minority in Ukraine, where the authorities are utterly incapable of providing security for the citizens, as proved by last weekend’s shootout between the guards of a tycoon who is also an MP and armed gun-men affiliated with a far-right party. . READ MORE

Calls for the strengthening of the EU and NATO

Monday, May 18th, 2015

A left-wing commentator fears that Europe’s security cannot be maintained without stronger transatlantic cooperation. A liberal columnist urges the setting up of a separate EU military force rather than relying on NATO. READ MORE