Prime ministers of Hungary, Slovakia discuss ethnic tension

Sep 9, 2009 Full story: The Sofia Echo 62

The prime ministers of Hungary and neighboring Slovakia scheduled talks on Wednesday September 9 2009 at the Hungarian-Slovak border to discuss their countries' biggest diplomatic crisis in years.

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“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#1 Sep 10, 2009
http://www.hm.gov.hu/files/9/9396/katalin_szi...

now, my little magayrs, is this the witch that goes around spreading lies ?
hopefully, she pays attention at the meeting today and finally learns about the new slovak language law !
Murky

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Sep 10, 2009
The only way to calm down the situation is to close the borders between Hungary and Slovakia.
Also, Romania and Serbia should apply the same.
Maybe, Hungarians will learn not to meddle in the internal affairs of others.

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#3 Sep 10, 2009
"We respect Slovakia's sovereignty and territorial integrity under all circumstances, there are stupid people in every country and groups with an extremist outlook which question European values," said the magayr.
now, what more can one ask or are these just empty words again ?
Respect

Australia

#4 Sep 10, 2009
Hungarians need to respect Slovakians.

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#5 Sep 10, 2009
It┤s easily said, but hard to apply.
these magayrs are in dire straights these days, their economy had shrank by 7.6 % in the last quarter alone, purchasing power down by 52 %..
so, magayrs are, just simply put, in deep shit.
even this week, slovak president supposed to meet his counterpart, but lazslo refused to attend.
i┤d say, perhaps the above idea of closing the borders might be applicable.
Corry bacsi

Hungary

#6 Sep 10, 2009
Murky wrote:
The only way to calm down the situation is to close the borders between Hungary and Slovakia.
Don't forget, that the two country is in the EU. And there the borders are open. So closing the border is an old fashioned way of thinking here in Europe. There should be another solutions, and I'm convinced that we will find it.
Anyway for Romania to close the borders would be a disaster; I don't think their (also weak) economy allows this, don't forget that this step would cut the transport lines towards to the rest of the EU, except Bulgaria.

Otherwise I fully agree that each nations should respect the others. The hungarians the slovaks and vica versa. And I must asay it would also be nice around the world also, in the case of other conflicts.

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#7 Sep 10, 2009
bacsi,

now, you tell me what have you magayrs got from yesterday┤s meeting ?
when i read your magayr news, once again provocations from jobbik, fidecs continues.
what juristiction some yo-yo from that designated group has ?
why is it, you magayrs can not accept the fact that we are sovereign state and you will not dictate anything to us ?
Corry bacsi

Budapest, Hungary

#8 Sep 11, 2009
I think Mr. Slota was also not quite happy with the meeting. But this is politics, keep in mind. And the difference here is that Mr. Fico is about to win the elections in 2010 as far as I know, but Mr. Bajnai promised no to be the PM candidate on the next elections, and the socialist party will also fail, the question is, how much.

But back to the meeting, it is a good thing if the language law will be in accordane with the recommendations of the OSCE. In other words not the hungarian recommendations should be taken into considerations but the OSCE's.

Anyway what Fico asked for is out of scpope of Hungary (since Slovakia is independent from us, you are right, so the hungarian senators of the slovak parliament also). But my personal opinion is that he's right.

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#9 Sep 11, 2009
sorry bacsi, but the last paragraph is not very clear, sort of goulash english ?
yes, ficko is in for the next election, unfortunately though.
we need to see, how┤s the respond on cyril-metod statue in komarno gonna be, turns out.
the language law does not discriminate any ethnic groups.
your PM must have been surprised to learn about OSCE┤s proposal.
today, we will see lazslo┤s behavior in polakia, hope gasparko offers some halusky to him..

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#10 Sep 11, 2009
...joint diplomatic missions will top the agenda of the next meeting of presidents of the Visegrad Four countries.
i hope someone will explain to lazslo that he┤s still magayr president and can not walk around in other countries as he pleases.
Laszlo Solyom is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with his Czech and Polish counterparts on Saturday..wonder whether lazslo is still huffing - puffing over his walk on that bridge.
Corry bacsi

Budapest, Hungary

#11 Sep 11, 2009
Sorry.
take the Cirill Method statue, the decision should be made by the city of Komarno.
As we know this city is in Slovakia, and we also know that even the hungarian president cannot make a visit always there.:-)
Maybe you know my opinion about your language law, and if it is in accordance with the OSCE recommendation, then there's no real problem, but will see how the law will be used.

I would say also that Mr. Dzurinda would be better for your country, and Mr. Bokros for mine, as PM.

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#12 Sep 11, 2009
the city of komarno, soon will be told to place the statue right next to that stephen..glaring at him very attendingly, just in case he wants to move a bit.
then, you and me might have a few bottles of badacsoni..until we see stars..
while dzuri was around our economy was much better, especially for entrepreneurs, then ficko came, and we are falling into deeper hole ever since.
once the tiger of EU, now pussycat..
Corry bacsi

Budapest, Hungary

#13 Sep 11, 2009
pesky the real deal wrote:
once the tiger of EU, now pussycat..
You should have approx 80% of voters in the country. The tax payers are in minority 30-40% of the population, the rest is economically inactive, either pensioner (who deserves the inactivenes) or other way inactive. The politics during the election time should convince the majority to vote to their party.
Today I cannot see such outcame, which will be good for the tax payers, and for the economy. The politicians will promise more and more for the unemployed, but from where? From my tax... Nice huh?

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#14 Sep 11, 2009
bacsi,

your calculation is about right, given that 10 % of magayrs will vote for SMK or Most this time around.
therefore, when ficko┤s preferences are at 32 % maybe at 25 % come election, where do we come in ?
i┤d say, dzuri at 16 %, bingo time to cry for another 4 years.
perhaps, it┤s time to hit the road, buy myself a house in greece, rented, and milk the goats just like most greeks do, make feta cheese sell it to...
concerned voice

United States

#15 Sep 11, 2009
I am sad to hear that you down talk to bacsi.If you would only realize that your mastery of the English language is a disaster. Where did you learned it? From a high school class and you believe that you are all that. Now, now...
pesky the real deal wrote:
sorry bacsi, but the last paragraph is not very clear, sort of goulash english ?
yes, ficko is in for the next election, unfortunately though.
we need to see, how┤s the respond on cyril-metod statue in komarno gonna be, turns out.
the language law does not discriminate any ethnic groups.
your PM must have been surprised to learn about OSCE┤s proposal.
today, we will see lazslo┤s behavior in polakia, hope gasparko offers some halusky to him..
Corry bacsi

Budapest, Hungary

#16 Sep 11, 2009
keep cool! You can read a lot of bad things about Hungary, but believe me it is not so bad to live here. The only thing that you should have a good job. Despite the whole what you read in the news.
So for you in Slovakia will not be so bad, even if Fico will continue his job, you have time enough till the thing will worsen to our level...

All in all, I hope, that the two countries will find a new balanced way to live together, and respect each other. This has no practical chance, but hoping is still allowed.

“Safe pair of hands”

Since: Nov 08

where the trouble is

#17 Sep 11, 2009
i can┤t believe, the above csipos paprika questions my english...oh well, it takes all kinds..
bacsi,
what makes you think slovakia will ever come down to your level of economy ?
within a year or two, cars are selling just like hot cakes, plenty of cash for slovaks, we are hitting those peaks again.
by the way, the above kid, any relation to you ?
i bet one those admirers of mine.
Corry bacsi

Budapest, Hungary

#18 Sep 11, 2009
No, I just considered the worst scenario.:-)
But believe me, with sufficiently stupid politicians (you have also some, don't worry) it is quite easy to reach that.

Regarding the secon question, I'm alone, and using the Corry or the Corry bacsi nicks (the latter, because you extended my name:-))))
antitot

Dunakeszi, Hungary

#19 Sep 11, 2009
pesky the real deal wrote:
http://www.hm.gov.hu/files/9/9 396/katalin_szili_1_n.jpg
now, my little magayrs, is this the witch that goes around spreading lies ?
hopefully, she pays attention at the meeting today and finally learns about the new slovak language law !
Pathetic f..ing uncivilized dumb tˇtok!!!
antitot

Dunakeszi, Hungary

#20 Sep 11, 2009
Close ur f...ing borders pathetic uncivilized nuts Slotaks

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