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Liberal newspapers in the West have proved yet again that they apply double standards regarding Poland and Hungary. Recently, the Brussels correspondent of the American propaganda paper, The New York Times, gave insight into the types of prejudices they exhibit against two of the decisive countries of the Visegrad cooperation. Matina Stevis-Gridneff has shared her biased views on the international V4 News Agency s Twitter page.


It has become customary for once-reputable Western newspapers that have had better days to slander Poland and Hungary. This time it was the Brussels correspondent of the American New York Times (NYT) – a newspaper also associated with George Soros – who jumped to some irresponsible and hasty conclusions and shared them on V4NA s Twitter. 

We covered a meeting between Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjárto and Zbigniew Rau, his Polish counterpart, where the two politicians reaffirmed their views that both countries are entitled to EU funds because “Poles and Hungarians contribute to the EU s economic output,” making the EU s funds a common asset.

Mr Szijjárto underlined that attempts to “blackmail” Hungary and Poland to give up their migration policy or other policies were unacceptable.

Regarding Matina Stevis-Gridneff s statements, we have contacted The New York Times and sent them three questions:

1. Does Matina Stevis-Gridneff s view truly reflect the opinion of The New York Times in this regard?

2. Can what she wrote be viewed as the official position of The New York Times?

3. Do you maintain that your paper covers Hungarian and Polish news stories in an unbiased and independent way?

We will publish their response as soon as we receive it.



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