Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto has issued a press release on Thursday asking the Romanian authorities to stop fining the Magyar mayors for celebrating Magyars’ Day.
“Such fines are unworthy of a EU member state and are opposing to the mutual respect. Magyars don’t affect Romania at all by commemorating their heroes,” the press release says.
Preparations for celebrating March 15th, the Magyars’ Day, brought fines for Sfantu Gheorghe mayor and for the one of Targu Secuiesc.
The mayor of Sfantu Gheorghe, Antal Arpad, has been fined by RON 5,000 by the Covasna Prefecture, after he had announced that national symbols of the Magyars placed in the city on the occasion of March 15th (the Magyars’ Day) would not be removed.