Monocolumn: Changing The Constitution – Without Asking First

Monocolumn: Changing The Constitution – Without Asking First
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Hungary has a new constitution – but it could cause more problems than it solves on the diplomatic front.

Monocle
  • 6 may 2011

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Hungary has a new constitution – but it could cause more problems than it solves on the diplomatic front. The new charter states that Hungary “shall bear a sense of responsibility for the fate of Hungarians living outside her borders,” something which is almost certain to antagonise its neighbours. Several million ethnic Hungarians live abroad after Hungary lost two thirds of its territories at the 1920 Treaty of Trianon.

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