Demonstrating that the bond between the two states is more than just political declarations or self-interested cooperation, Hungary is marking the Day of Hungarian–Polish friendship with a series of cultural events across the country.
Press reports have claimed that the Hungarian Football Association successfully argued to UEFA that the disputed imagery represents unity among Hungarian communities across all borders, and displaying it is not an act of racism. Playsport.ro, however, obtained a letter sent by UEFA General Secretary Theodore Theodoridis to his counterpart at MLSZ, Márton Vági, in which he clarifies that the images in question are still not permitted.
An Israeli expert, who requested anonymity, told Hungarian Conservative that there is no doubt
foreign NGOs involved in the protests are funded not only by private individuals but by European governments, such as Germany, too. But it is impossible to prove that the financing coming from foreign governments is used specifically to support the anti-government protests.
Hungary’s green party, LMP vocally objects to the planned investments on environmental grounds. First, it started organising a local referendum in Debrecen on the matter. Although the party did get a green light to collect signatures for the plebiscite, it never actually began working on implementing its initiative.