The future of Hungarians in Romania is causing “serious concern”, says Hungarian Parliament Speaker Laszlo Kover, saying the Orban government wants to ensure that Europe does not hear only the voice of those who have recourse to force to implement ‘constitutional rights to self-determination,” reports MTI, quoted by ziare.com.
Kover believes that the level of relations between Hungary and Romania is so low that the future of Hungarian communities in Transylvania should be viewed with “serious concern”.
In addition to a “substantial support” the government in Budapest is trying to build economic relations to help the Romanian-Hungarian community, Kover said on Sunday in an interview granted to the public broadcaster Kossuth Radio.
Viktor Orban led government wants to ensure that Europe does not hear only the voice of those who use force to implement ‘constitutional rights to self-determination, “but also that of those who try to use peaceful means to achieve the same purpose,” said the Hungarian Parliament Speaker.
In his view, the attitude of the European Union to human rights is “a little distorted” because the bloc’s leaders are more concerned with “mental hygiene of chickens and pigs” than protecting the rights of communities to educational and cultural “self-determination”.