Finland–Hungary relations


Finnish-Hungarian relations are foreign relations between Finland and Hungary.

Finnish-Hungarian relations

Finland

Hungary

Because Hungarians and Finns are Finno-Ugric peoples, Finland and Hungary share cultural ties.

History


Before independence

At the end of the 19th century the Finno-Ugric linguistic affinity became widely accepted after extensive public debate.

Independence

Hungary recognized Finland on August 23, 1920. Finland recognised Hungary on September 10, 1920.

World War II

When the Winter War broke out between Finland and the Soviet Union, many Hungarians felt great sympathy towards the Finns and wanted to help them.[1]

The Hungarian government officially did not support Finland, but secretly started searching for ways of helping.[2] In addition, non-governmental organisations began to organize support for Finland. Hungary helped Finland by giving monetary donations, armaments and military volunteers.

After the loss of Continuation War, Finland discontinued diplomatic relations on September 20, 1944.[citation needed]

Post WW2

Diplomatic relations were re-established on May 20, 1947. Finland has an embassy in Budapest and an honorary consulate in Pécs. Hungary has an embassy in Helsinki and 4 honorary consulates (in Turku, Mariehamn, Tampere and Joensuu). Both countries are full members of the European Union.

See also


References


  1. Ruprecht Antal: Magyar önkéntesek a Téli háborúban – Unkarilaiset Vapaaehtoiset Talvisodassa; Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum, Budapest, 2003. pp. 9-11.
  2. Ruprecht Antal: Magyar önkéntesek a Téli háborúban – Unkarilaiset Vapaaehtoiset Talvisodassa; Hadtörténeti Intézet és Múzeum, Budapest, 2003. pp. 9-11., 23-25., 91.