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UDMR’s Kelemen Hunor about “Romania is EU’s Islamic State” statement: We cannot agree with such portrayals

Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (UDMR) chairman Kelemen Hunor in Miercurea Ciuc on Friday said that the Union cannot agree with the statement that “Romania is the EU’s Islamic State” and that the problems the Hungarian community has must be solved in Romania.

“We said that we don’t agree with such portrayals. And we cannot agree. If we have problems, those problems must be discussed here and we have problems that need to be solved, and if I only refer to the University of Medicine and Pharmacy [of Targu Mures] as to an old and very serious problem, it is also here that we shall find the solution. But I cannot agree either with the banning of some rights and freedoms, because nonsense generates nonsense,” Kelemen Hunor said.

According to MTI, in an event carried out in Budapest, on March 10, Arpad Gyorgy-Mozes, head of the Society For Szekler Land , said that ‘Romania is the Islamic State of the European Union of the 21st century,’ Agerpres reports.

He also said that Szeklers in Romania were denied the right of the freedom of expression and insisted that Romania’s authorities aimed at destroying Szeklers’ architectural heritage.

These statements were labeled as unacceptable and outside the European spirit by Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu, who had a telephone conversation on Thursday with his Hungarian counterpart Peter Szijjarto.

 

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