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Hungary withdraws support for Romania's accession to the OECD

Hungary withdraws support for Romania’s accession to the OECD

The Hungarian Government has withdrawn the support for Romania’s accession to the OECD, one of the main objectives of Bucharest’s foreign policy. The Hungarian government says in a statement that it made the decision after the suspension of the setting up of a Catholic high school in Targu Mures (central Romania), kormany.hu informs, quoted by hotnews.ro.

At the same time, Romania’s ambassador in Budapest, Marius-Gabriel Lazurca has been summoned at the Hungarian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday over the issue of suspension of the Catholic high school.

“Hungary considers that Romania’s decision is an attack against the Catholic Church, against the Hungarian minority, against the children and families affected,” Magyar Levente (photo), State Secretary with the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, said.

The OECD is an international organization bringing together 35 states that promote the development of the principles of representative democracy and free market economy. Romania filed its candidacy a few years ago and a final decision is to be taken this autumn. Accession to the OECD is economically similar to accession to NATO membership in the security field and to the EU in the political field.

In June a court of law has cancelled the setting up of the Catholic High School in Târgu Mureş. A DNA file has been opened on this issue.

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