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GULYÁS: ONLY WEAK STATE ADOPTS ANTI-MINORITY LAWS

 

Concerning Romania’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the post-WW1 Trianon Peace Treaty, the prime minister’s chief of staff, Gergely Gulyás cited ethnic Hungarian leader Hunor Kelemen as saying: “If Romania were a strong state it would accept that a country is enriched by its ethnic minorities, especially when it comes to the Hungarian community”. “Only a weak state, especially if it is selfishly chauvinistic, adopts such laws,” Gulyás said, referring to Romania’s declaration of June 4, the day the treaty was signed, as a national holiday. Ethnic Hungarians are citizens of Romania, he noted. So Romania should make gestures of acceptance that Hungarians are a part of the political nation rather than estrange them, he added. Gulyás announced that Budapest’s new Trianon monument is ready, but its inauguration planned for June 4 will be postponed, most likely to August 20.