The Croatian President has criticized Orban's territorial claims
The Croatian President Zoran Milanovic rebuked Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in the presence of territorial claims and stirring up nationalist ambitions of the Hungarians abroad.
Orban last Saturday opened in Sátoraljaújhely on the border with Slovakia monument to the "Hungarian Golgotha" in connection with the centenary of the signing of the Trianon peace Treaty at the end of the First world war, in which Hungary lost two thirds of its territory. On the monument depicts a map of the former Hungarian territories with parts of present-day Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine and Croatia – 12.5 thousand settlements. Among them, the largest Croatian seaport, industrial and economic center – the city of Rijeka on the Adriatic sea.
"We know who Orban and what he stands for, this is not good. Fortunately, this is not a big and powerful country that, frankly, was on our side, but that was long ago and not considered", - said the Croatian President on national television.
According to him, from Budapest "is constantly heard complaints of the loss of territory".
Municipality of Rijeka, which is now home to about 200 thousand people of different nationalities, including Croats, Serbs, Slovenes and Italians, according to the latest census of 2001 had less than half a percent of ethnic Hungarians.