Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary) party chair Gabor Vona and vice chair Istvan Szavay, MP attended on Friday the summer camp of the Transylvania Hungarian Youth (EMI) in Gheorgheni.
Gabor opened the debate by announcing a softer tone of his declarations, following accusations about Jobbik being extremist and associated with the New Right.
Both leaders addressed the 2018 elections in Hungary, the current issues of the European Union – such as the crisis in Greece and the immigration; Szavay also analysed the 2014 elections.
According to Szavay, Romania and the Republic of Moldova will unite in a “5, 10 or 15 years,” which could lead to an administrative organization. This could be an opportunity for ethnic Hungarians in Romania to get better represerntation on a regional level, he estimated; on the other hand, the Hungarian minority could see its representation in the Parliament diminished. “Hungary’s diplomacy and national politics should be prepared. (…) This great union should result in a federalization of Romania to some extent,” he added, according to Agerpres.
He also thanked those who supported him during a ban to enter Romania (for one year, starting from March 2014), which was the reason for his absence at last year’s EMI summer camp.
Organizers say one thousand Hungarian citizens and ethnics from Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Slovakia have participated in the event this year.