Apr 09, 2014

Hungarian Minority in Romania: RMDSz Hopes Hungarian Government Will Promote Minority Protection In Brussels

The Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSz) said on Monday [7 April 2014] that a strong legitimate Hungarian government can promote the insertion of the protection of minorities – including the Hungarian minorities in Romania, Ukraine, and Serbia – into EU directives.

Below is an article published by politics.hu

A legitimate, strong government to be formed in Hungary could promote Transylvanian Hungarians’ interests in the region and in Brussels, the head of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) said on Monday [7 April 2014].

Hunor Kelemen told MTI that the results of the Hungarian Parliamentary election on Sunday 8 April 2014 spoke for themselves.

It is a mutual interest that the government should engage in dialogue about the issues concerning Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin with all democratic parties in Hungary, and seek consensus with them. “The issue of ethnic Hungarians living beyond the borders must not be the subject of division in Hungary,” he added.

The most important challenge in the years ahead will be to insert the protection of indigenous minorities into European Union directives, Kelemen said. “Hungary and the Hungarian parliamentary parties can greatly help this aim by seeking dialogue within the EU and by enhancing the solidarity that has been established,” he added.

Special attention will have to be paid to ethnic Hungarians in Transcarpathia and Vojvodina to assure them that they are also included, even if their countries are not yet part of the EU, Kelemen said.

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