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May 25, 2022

Romania would not recognise Kosovo’s independence

Tokes calls for Szeklers’ Land autonomy. ‘Romania has a Constitution, and this is not to be interpreted, it is to be respected,’ PM Boc said.

Foreign Minister Teodor Baconschi and his ministry reaffirmed Romania’s stance on Kosovo, insisting that Bucharest will not recognise its independence and statehood.

The reaction came a day after the International Court of Justice in The Hague said in a non-binding ruling that Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008 was not against international law.

The Foreign Ministry too voiced hope Serbia and Kosovo would resume dialogue, in order to find a solution that would suit both sides and help assure stability and European prospects for the region.

Just hours after ICJ decision, EP Vice-President Tokes Laszlo has pleaded for Szekler Land autonomy and said Hungarians living in Romania should come up in the streets, in order to obtain autonomy.

Reactions started to pour over the weekend from both ruling coalition politicians and opposition leaders. “Romania has a Constitution, and this is not to be interpreted, it is to be respected,” PM Boc put it bluntly, when asked for a reaction from the media.

The power and opposition parties even voiced for Tokes’ removal as vice-president of the European Parliament. In his turn, UDMR leader, Vice-premier Marko Bela said the party does not wish to create an ethnical region, but admitted in a diplomatic way that “UDMR might have been able of making tougher statements, had it not shared power.”

President Traian Basescu met with Hungarian PM Viktor Orban at the Magyar Coordination Forum in Transylvania within the Summer Tusvanyos Academy, both officials saying ties between the two states `are better and more honest because they are built on both sides` interests.`

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