Prime Minister Mihai Tudose says that as a Romanian and Premier, he refuses any kind of dialogue on the autonomy of any part of Romania.
“It is a violation of the Constitution of this country that guarantees, right from its first paragraph, the unity and indivisibility of the Romanian state. Talks on the autonomy of the Szekely Land are out of law, and are not to be considered, representing a mere attempt to destabilize Romania’s unity in the Centennial Year,” Tudose wrote on Thursday on his Facebook page.
On Wednesday night, the head of the Gov’t asserted in reference to the Resolution recently signed by three Hungarian parties in Romania, namely the UDMR (Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania), PPMT (the Hungarian People’s Party of Transylvania) and PCM (the Hungarian Civic Party) that legally speaking, things are clear-cut.
“Without minimizing or ignoring the subject, my opinion is that this year will be a year of attempts to irk spirits and get us jumping at one another for 2018 to turn into a year of quarrels instead of it being the year of the union. (…) Such an autonomy for the Szecklers is out of question. As long as they sing over there, in their own yard, is one thing, but legally, things are very clear,” Tudose stated on Wednesday night at a broadcast of Realitatea TV private channel, according to this television’s website.
In reply, UDMR executive chairman Porcsalmi Bálint said on Thursday that Premier Tudose “has deeply offended the Hungarian community.”
Ethnic Hungarian political formations demand territorial autonomy for Szekely Land. UDMR’s Kelemen: The three forms of autonomy must be discussed with the Romanian majority and codified in terms of legislation