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PM’s office: Nationalist symbols are ʼhistorical symbolsʼ

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A day after the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affaires criticized Viktor Orbán’s Facebook post [shown] containing pins of revisionist symbols widely used by Hungarian nationalists to express nationalist sentiment, the Prime Minister’s press office issued a short press release stating that the image published on the PM’s Facebook page this past Saturday contained “historical symbols” which the Romanian Ministry [mis]interpreted as revisionist symbols.

 The pins shown on the photo included a map of the kingdom of Hungary contained by the old Monarchy’s borders comprising territories now belonging to Romania, a striped Árpád flag, a Székely flag and a Turul bird, among others.

The Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Facebook post expressed the Ministry’s concern as to whether the Hungarian government is willing to comply with the stipulations of the treaties in place between the two countries.

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