The Ministry of Complaints, Protest, Rejections and Summoning

The Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued 51 press releases over the last two weeks. Of these releases 23 (45%) have been complaints, rejections, protests or other strongly worded statements.

Hungary submits official complaint to Swedish foreign ministry

Countries who comply with regulations under attack in EU

Hungary’s Ambassador to Zagreb submits letter of protest to the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Positions on solution to migrant crisis still differ

Péter Szijjártó rejects statements by Croatian Prime Minister

Victor Ponta is continuously defaming Hungary

A compulsory quota system will not provide a solution to the crisis

Péter Szijjártó criticised his Romanian counterpart’s statements

Croatian claims are downright lies

Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Ambassador of Greece to Budapest

The Croatian Prime Minister’s behaviour is pathetic

Foreign Ministers of Hungary and Slovenia voice concerns regarding situation in Croatia

Foreign Minster rejects criticism of Hungary

Péter Szijjártó rejects statement by Dutch Foreign Minister

Croatian immigration system has collapsed

Statement by UN High Commissioner unacceptable

UN Secretary General’s statement is bizarre and outrageous

Romanian politicians have entangled themselves in a spiral of lies

Romanian Chargé d’affaires summoned to Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Péter Szijjártó rejects foreign statements

Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons Austrian Ambassador

Péter Szijjártó rejects criticism from German Vice-Chancellor

Austrian Chancellor’s statement not worthy of a leading European politician

In comparison, the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs issued 5 releases in the same period of which none were negative. The German Federal Foreign Office issued 15 releases without any negative ones. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK published 13 press releases none of which complained, denied, rejected, etc. anything.

Would it be that diplomacy is a trade to itself?

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