Duray slams Bratislava, Kukan defies Budapest

Miklós Duray, a fiery nationalist from the ethnic Hungarian SMK party, said in an interview with the Domino Forum weekly that he was “ashamed” to be a member of the ruling coalition following a diplomatic squabble between Bratislava and Budapest.

The squabble, sparked by Hungary’s insistence on passing a law giving advantages to ethnic Hungarians living in other countries, has recently clouded relations between the two countries.

Following Hungary’s rejection this week of all 15 Slovak objections to Budapest’s controversial status law, Slovak Foreign Minister Eduard Kukan said Slovakia would prepare countermeasures in the event the Hungarian parliament passed the legislation.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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