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FDGR’s Paul-Jürgen Porr: For the German community, local autonomy is not a problem. We are pleased with Romania’s policy in terms of minorities

The president of the German Democratic Forum in Romania (FDGR) Dr. Paul-Jürgen Porr said on Saturday that for the German community “local autonomy” is not a problem, and he is pleased with Romania’s policy in terms of minorities, including in the school area.

“(…) For the German community, the local autonomy it is not a problem, and we have distanced on various occasions from such trends of autonomy, no matter what we call them. We are pleased with the minority policy of the Romanian state, including in the school area,” Dr. Paul-Jürgen Porr told AGERPRES.

The FDGR leader showed that also prior to 1989, the Germans in Romania had German-language teaching sections, which, according to Porr, was a privilege compared to other Southeastern European states.

The statements of the FDGR president were made in the context of the participation in the Symposium “Saxons’ Adhesion Decision to the Union with Romania 100 Years On”, organized at the Stephan Ludwig Roth Theoretical High School in Medias, attended by the German Ambassador to Romania, Cord Meier-Klodt.

According to Paul-Jürgen Porr, the FDGR organized a series of similar events in 2018, the year of the Centennial of the Great Union, the one in Medias celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Saxons’ decision to unite with the Kingdom of Romania.

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