Hungary has long been committed to supporting Serbia’s accession to the EU, but given the protracted migration and energy crises, it is also in Budapest’s vital interest to have a stable Belgrade government that is friendly towards Hungary and Hungarians. The SNS alliance has shown a strong willingness to maintain good relations, which is a promising sign for the future.
The 67-year-old politician passed away after a brief, severe illness. István Pásztor had led the largest Hungarian party in the Southern Hungarian region for over 16 years, from 2007 until the present day. He was re-elected as the party’s president in May of this year.