Skip to comments.PM Orban calls for autonomy for ethnic Hungarians beyond borders (including in Ukraine)
Posted on 05/13/2014 3:57:30 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior
Hungary [...] wants autonomy for ethnic Hungarians living beyond its borders in central Europe, including Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday.
"We regard the Hungarian issue a European issue," Orban said in his first speech to parliament since his reelection. "Hungarians living in the Carpathian basin are entitled to have dual citizenship, are entitled to community rights, and also autonomy."
"This is our clear expectation from the new Ukraine which is taking shape now," Orban said, adding the new administration enjoyed Hungary's support in its efforts to build a democratic Ukraine.
He said Hungary was and remained, beyond doubt, part of NATO and also the EU and his government regarded any program that called for an exit from the EU a dangerous extremity. "But we are members of these alliances and not hostages," he said. "We want a Europe that respects its own roots, respects Christianity and also gives due respect to individual nations."
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Well, I think if we consider the ethnographic borders, we’ll have a different map (otherwise there’re no Slovaks in Slovakia). But Hungary has suffered much from history anyway.
Agree. It is interesting that the slice of Hungary currently assigned to the Ukraine seems to have changed hands a couple of times over the years.
Guess what issue started world War II??
Next thing you know, the Germans will want Danzig back.
As well as Pomerania. But they don't have German population there nowdays.
"On 1 September 1939, Germany invaded Poland under the false pretext that the Poles had carried out a series of sabotage operations against German targets."
Ukraine is the new Poland, everyone wants a piece of her.
To hear all of them tell it, who hasn't in that part of the world?
Hungary also imposed a lot of suffering as well.
Let's see... bankrupt state, ineffective government, dysfunctional army, ethnic tensions... clear historical parallels with the XVIII century's Rzech Pospolita. And probablywe can find other historical examples.
Ukraine needs a true inspirational leader, like Walesa was in Poland, or Havel in the former Czechoslovakia.
Bandera is not a good example to follow.
Well, I agree. But the today's Ukraine is too divided culturally comparing to the Walesa's Poland. Bandera's way needn't be considered: Ukrainians at least have a country. I think Ukrainians need a good diplomat at charge who can come to terms with the both West and the East.