In a year’s time almost one hundred petitions were submitted to the European Parliament from Romania. Most complaints per inhabitant were submitted from this country. According to Csaba Sógor the number of petitions demonstrates that there are systemic problems in Romania, which call for the European Commission’s particular attention.
The mayor of the town of Târgu-Mureș, where almost half of the city population is Hungarian, refused the request of Hungarian organisations to have cultural events organised in the main square of the city. In our opinion, such a request can only be rejected based an serious security threats, but a cultural event obviously cannot offer such a ground - stated Loránt VINCZE at a conference organized in Szentistván, in Mures county, in the central part of Romania.
On Thursday, May 30th DAHR MEP Csaba Sógor was the guest speaker at the series of conferences organised by the Braşov territorial organisation of the DAHR and the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The MEP gave a speech on current European Union issues.
The president of the Democratic Alliance of the Hungarians in Romania, Hunor Kelemen, and the president of FUEN, Hans Heinrich Hansen went to Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein for a working visit with the Minister for Justice, Culture and European Affairs, Anke Spoorendonk. Hunor Kelemen has been Minister of Culture in the Romanian Government.
Jannewietske de Vries, the president of the Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) joined as the seventh member the citizen’s commitee of the European Citizen’s Initiative founded by the RMDSZ (Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania), the FUEN (Federal Union of European Nationalities) and the SVP (South Tyrolean People's Party).
The founding partners of the Minority European Citizens Initiative have met the Minister-President of the German-speaking Community of Belgium yesterday, Ap