Not long ago, several Hungarian news websites reported on a Croatian restaurant that allegedly would not serve customers from Hungary. A more cautious look, provided by an expert, at the event will reveal the truth. Continue reading to find out more.
Our website also reported on the news about a notorious restaurant. Following a comment from Prime Minister Viktor Orbán about the coastline of Croatia, things got out of hand. Hungary’s ambassador had to explain what Orbán meant by his words.
On 6 May, Viktor Orbán discussed the transport of oil. In his monologue, he mentions that nations with seaside ports are at an advantage compared to those who do not have them, reported 24.hu.
“If they wouldn’t have taken it, Hungary would have a coastline as well,” said Orbán, his comment causing an uproar.
The Hungarian State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade wrote in a Facebook post that “the Prime Minister only noted a historical fact” and said the Croatian Foreign Ministry might have misunderstood something.
The news which reported on how Hungarians are not welcome in Croatia and how they will not receive service is false, according to experts.
Pénzcentrum contacted the Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board, Ivana Herceg. “The assumption that Croatian restaurants refuse to serve Hungarians is false. The case is that restaurants in Croatia have a strange habit. On the chalkboards in front of their entrance, they write humorous remarks, their way of entertaining potential guests – remarks such as “one for the price of two” or “we wouldn’t recommend you our amazing chef”. Regardless, it is completely understandable why Hungarians would be insulted by such remarks. After all, humour differs greatly by region,” explains Herceg.
Herceg goes on to say that “Croatia welcomes all Hungarians with open arms for them to make wonderful vacation memories there. The news about Hungarian customers who did not receive service is simply not true. We should not let that get in the way of the connection Croatia and Hungary have: they are both strong and have a shared history.”