Romania needs to decide whether to participate in regional cooperation or not - Zsolt Németh

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Central European cooperation is knocking on the door, and Romania has to decide whether to take part in it or stay out of it said the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian Parliament Zsolt Németh on Saturday in Kolozsvár after meeting with the leaders of the Hungarian parties of Romania.

He said: For years, Hungary has been working diligently on a regional cooperation model involving several Central European countries.

If Romania decides to participate in the initiative its policy toward ethnic Hungarians and Hungary must change.

Németh remarked that the reluctance of Romania to join the process can be linked to the Hungarian question in Erdély.

The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee commented on the verbal assault by Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose on ethnic Hungarians.(He said:"if the [Székely] flag is fluttering in the wind, the local people responsible for it will also be hanging up there next to it”)

The Romanian prime minister insulted the Hungarian community in Erdély such a way that it is unacceptable in mainstream European politics. On the other hand,"He has the right to choose this form of political suicide..." remarked the Hungarian politician.

Zsolt Németh welcomed the unanimous support of the autonomy initiative by the Hungarian parties of Romania.

Németh believes that ethnic Hungarians have a stake in the April parliamentary elections in Hungary. "If we want to further develop the programs we've started, it is essential that the same political force that initiated it at the first place, receive another mandate."

Bálint Porcsalmi, the Managing Director of the Hungarian Democratic Union (RMDSZ) of Romania believes that Romania and Hungary sooner or later will be forced to cooperate because of their common economic and regional interests. For the time being, however, Romania has chosen to support the anti-Russian policy of the US in the region, which is due to minority issues. (American geopolitical interests can change in the blink of an eye in this extremely volatile period of world history; unforeseen events can happen at anytime that would force the US to reconsider its current European policies and focus its activities somewhere else. Remember the collapse of Communism which took place in no time. Sooner or later US-Russian relations will improve. The only reason Romania - like Ukraine and the Baltic states - is important to the US because these countries are actively engaged in the vicious anti-Russian campaign by corrupt US interest groups that are controlling American foreign policy.)

Tibor T. Toró, Managing Director of the Hungarian People's Party (EMNP) said the ethnic Hungarian parties have managed to form a united front in the year when Romania celebrates the 100th anniversary of the annexation of Erdély.

Zsolt Biró, Chairman of the Hungarian Civic Party (MPP) remarked that his party has been keeping the 1918 unilateral declaration of the unification of Erdély and Romania on the agenda, because this could be the starting point for future legal proceedings regarding the status of ethnic Hungarians in Romania adding that in vain, Romanian politicians say that the declaration of unification document has no legal consequences; but the fact is that Romania has the duty to fulfil what ethnic Hungarians were promised one hundred years ago.

(MTI -


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