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This article comments upon a public speech held by János Lázár (Minister of Prime Minister's Office):

“The Hungarian nation should receive if not material at least moral reparations for the greatest injustice in world history.” He added that “we don’t want any change of the borders and especially not ethnic tension … new wars in Europe … but that doesn’t mean that we will tolerate the provocations, the repeated violations of our national sensibility for another 100 years. Yes, we can say even now: “Justice for Hungary!” which was the cry for revision after 1929.

I strongly suspect that these new words were not born in the heat of a fiery nationalistic speech. The Orbán government seems to have decided to open another front in its war against Europe, this time for a reinterpretation of the Treaty of Trianon. This is a serious turn of events that may not bode well for peace in the region.

The transcript of the speech can be found here (Hungarian) and it is also referenced by a Romanian news site.

Question: considering current EU treaties, is any discussion regarding the Treaty of Trianon possible?

  • Do you mean regarding war reparations, or regarding land borders? – origimbo Jun 30 '17 at 14:36
  • @origimbo - I was thinking about both. But if this makes the question too broad, "war reparations" is enough, as I know there is a treaty or something similar that stipulates that the borders are fixed within EU. – Alexei Jun 30 '17 at 14:38
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    I'm fairly sure there isn't : politico.eu/article/belgium-and-netherlands-in-land-swap – origimbo Jun 30 '17 at 14:43
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    I think the key is not renegotiation of treaties (which would be a matter concerning only the affected states) but the need to respect the principle of territorial integrity (Hungary cannot get land from another country without that country permission). – SJuan76 Jun 30 '17 at 14:55
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    "Discussions" are always possible. Please clarify your question. – Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Jun 30 '17 at 16:54

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