December 5th, 2008

Opposition urging internationalization of Hungary-Slovak dispute

Disputed issues between Hungary and Slovakia should be highlighted at international forums, Zsolt Nemeth, MP of the main opposition Fidesz party and head of parliament’s foreign committee, told MTI on Thursday.

Hungary should make its position clear to its international partners, but it does not exclude the possibility of dialogue with Slovakia, Nemeth said.

“It is regrettable that the Slovak prime minister has rejected the Hungarian premier’s extended hand; also that the Hungarian house speaker was met by deaf ears in Slovakia on Wednesday. All this means that Slovakia prefers extreme nationalism to the European (practice of) protecting minorities and good neighbourly relations,” he added.

Hungary should initiate procedures in those cases where Slovakia has “harmed international mechanisms”, the politician said, and suggested that the Hungarian parliament should adopt his party’s statement concerning Slovakia.

On Wednesday, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico rejected a six-point proposal by Ferenc Gyurcsany, his Hungarian counterpart, aimed at improving strained bilateral relations. On the same day, the Slovak parliament decided that textbooks used by ethnic minorities should contain geographical names both in Slovak and in the language of the minority. The Slovak parliament, however, also decided that maps printed in Slovakia should only indicate places in Slovak.

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  • vdx

    Snakes from Fidesz. Nothing new coming from Hungary. All hungarian parties are more or less engaged in long term hungarian effort to discredit Slovakia.

  • Ricsi

    vdx
    Grow up or disappear please !

  • vdx

    funny Risci, your post was not only out of topic as usual, but this time it was out of time too:) 11:34->12:04.
    Does this timing here mean to reflect your mess you have in time events?

  • Ricsi

    vdx
    Hungary is my topic,Hungary is my love, if you can not understand this then the answer is simple FUCK OFF YOU PRIMITIVE IMBECILE.
    Now I will probably be banned from this neo-liberal site, but no problem–THE TRUTH SITE IS ABOUT TO BE BORN AS I WRITE.

  • vdx

    Ricsi,
    a psycho can hardly offend me. Save your immature ejaculations for those circusy actions organized by your sick jobbik buddies. Better go and find some psychiatrist, you definitely need it. All of you are a great shame of Hungary.

  • Ricsi

    vdx
    Goodbye and good luck in all you wish for !
    Childish insults are not necessary nor constructive

  • hotpaprika

    @VD
    Seems like the medication is wearing off go get another penicillian shot!!

  • sheesh

    hey, why don’t you two just meet in person and slug it out … and bump each other of while you’re at it?

  • Ricsi

    Sheesh
    So that is your solution to the problem,kill each other off ! very original….

  • vdx

    sheesh,
    don’t you impersonate other nicks on this forum sometimes? i have this feeling.
    Don’t you think it’s my purpose to seek personal dispute, I usually present relevant arguments. Nor I do take personally any insults. It would be very foolish of me, as I probably had to feel offended all the time, especially here.

  • sheesh

    No, what I actually suggested is that you’re blinkered jerks both Slovaks and Hungarians would be better off living without.

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