Dániel Bartha on the ‘Trianon Traume’ to Euronews

Dániel Bartha, director of CEID elaborated on the impacts of the Trianon peace dictat to Euronews on the event of its 100th anniversary.


“Every family has a family member who either had to leave their home and move to (the new) Hungary, or was separated for decades, or still lives in another country and has their own story of being a secondary citizen of those countries”, describing the 100-year-old treaty as “an open wound that basically has an enormous impact” today. “Trianon is everywhere, it’s part of our culture, our music, our history and our politics. It’s very hard to understand Hungary without understanding it,” he told Euronews.

As for the current international atmosphere leading up to the commemorations, he added that Hungary is keen to foment good terms with its neighbours.

“There is an intention to keep good relations with Slovakia and Serbia and not to provoke anybody,” he says, adding that Hungary also wants to normalise relations with Ukraine which have been cool in recent years. “And obviously the tensions are a little bit higher with Romania, but in order not to provoke the neighbouring countries I think there is a decision not to make (the commemorations) really loud and really provocative.”

The full article can be read on Euronews.


Dániel Varga