Hungarian Minority in Romania: Recognise Kosova
Joining others throughout Europe, Hungarians in
Below is an article originally published by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BRIN) and reproduced in B92:
Kosovo's unilateral declaration was welcomed by representatives of the Hungarian minority in
They have also Monday [18 February 2008] called for recognition of the Serbian province.
"Sooner or later
This is at variance with Romania's official position, which is to withhold recognition until Kosovo independence is "declared to be in conformity with international law", the online publication says.
In a related development, leaders of the Szeklers National Council (CNS), an organization of ethnic Hungarians in
The Romanian press also reported that a group of ethnic Hungarians celebrated Kosovo Albanians' independence declaration Sunday [17 February 2008] night in the northern Romanian city of
Rally participants carried posters with slogans such as "Well Done, Kosovo!", "Rights for Minorities", and "Long Live National Autonomy!".
Ethnic Hungarians comprise 6.6 percent of
By contrast, representatives of the 30,000 or so ethnic Serbs in