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August 7, 2022
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Mircea Geoana against Hungarian passports for ethnic Hungarians

In an interview with Austrian daily “Die Presse,’ quoted by Jurnalul National, Senate speaker Mircea Geoana considers as exaggerate the initiative taken by Budapest authorities to grant the right of vote to the ethnic Hungarians living outside Hungary who receive the citizenship of this country. “I am no fan of the Europe of Nations, as Premier Viktor Orban is trying to remind us the necessity of nationalist states, on the occasion of each internal crisis. Europe cannot solve our problems at home. (…) The initiative of the Budapest government to grant double citizenship caused no negative reaction in Romania, perhaps because we, too, tried the same thing with Moldova, but we should be concerned by this initiative. Especially by the possibility of citizens living outside Hungary to have the right to vote. This is an exaggerate measure. Ethnic Hungarians living in Romania should receive neither Hungarian passport, nor the right to vote in Hungary. There is an active nostalgia in this initiative of the Budapest government,” Geoana concluded.

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