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May 25, 2020

Senators ask authorities for stance towards Hungary’s dual citizenship law

The Senate’s foreign affairs committee is asking the presidency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to adopt an official stance towards Hungary’s dual citizenship law that stipulates offering Hungarian citizenship on the basis of ethnic criteria, an option that is forbidden by the provisions of the European Convention on Nationality.

The request was included in a resolution adopted by the committee yesterday and remitted to Mediafax.

The resolution “draws attention to the Hungarian side’s unlawful exploitation of national sentiments caused by the effects of historical circumstances that some political forces in Budapest continue to reject 90 years after the signing of the Treaty of Trianon.”

The resolution also underlines “the necessity to organise bilateral consultations at governmental and parliamentary levels, in order to clarify, within the bilateral political dialogue, the need to respect European standards in what concerns the protection of national minorities in the two countries, and in order to honor the bilateral and multilateral international commitments that the Hungarian Republic took.”

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