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Adevârul - Romania | Thursday, March 14, 2013

Nationalism unleashed in Romania and Hungary

Following the constitutional changes in Hungary the liberal-conservative daily Adevărul examines the similarities between Hungary and Romania and fears they will fuel bilateral conflicts: "Both countries have governments that enjoy the support of an overwhelming majority and display a predilection for breaking the rules, because they know there are no mechanisms for throwing them out of the exclusive club [of the EU]. In this context it's inevitable that the bilateral relations will start heating up, as the case of a few prefects in the Székely Land who started chasing after a couple of flags indicates. ... It's entirely possible that this will not remain an isolated episode in the year running up to the elections in Hungary but is just the starter to a far more opulent feast. Once you let the wild dogs of nationalism off the leash, they're unstoppable."

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