The participants to UDMR’s Council of Union Representatives (CRU) decided on Friday, in Targu Mures, that ‘Union for the future’ will be the slogan of the party congress scheduled to take place on February 22-23 in Cluj-Napoca. Aside from electing the president of the UDMR, the party ongress must define a future project for the Hungarian community in Romania and establish UDMR’s most important objectives.
“In the last two years, the past and protecting the rights of the community have consumed most of our energy, however in the following period we must focus our efforts on building and consolidating a future. In this sense, ‘Union for the future’ is the slogan of UDMR’s party conference in Cluj, on February 22-23,” reads a communique issued by UDMR on Friday, the day when the Council of Union Representatives (CRU) met in Targu Mures.
According to the mentioned source, aside from electing UDMR’s president, the party congress’s mission will also be to define a future project for the Hungarian community in Romania and to establish UDMR’s most important objectives, and the strategies in the fields of education, economy, infrastructure, healthcare and social organisation.
The next stage of UDMR’s campaign for the European Parliament elections will also be launched at the party conference. In this sense, there will be a debate involving those who have expressed their intention to run on UDMR’s lists in the European Parliament elections (the order on the lists set to be established the week after the party conference). At the same time, the process of collecting signatures of support for the candidates will be launched, and the most important elements of the electoral platform will be presented.
“The European Parliament elections in May will influence the future of Europe. The European Union is facing major changes. It is also up to us, the Hungarian community in Romania, whether we will stand to lose or to gain from these changes. Who will make up the majority in the EP will be decided in May: those who support the European legislation on the protection of national minorities or those who do not take our problems into consideration. Likewise, who will lead the Union will be decided: those for whom it is important to develop localities by using as many European resources as possible, and for farmers to benefit from more subsidies, or those who want to lower the level of financing. For us, the stakes are clear, the objective is well defined: we want a strong representation of Hungarians from Transylvania and from the Carpathian Basin, to contribute to the consolidation of the future of the European Union – regardless whether we are talking about the financing policy, about the protection of national minorities or about the migration phenomenon. It is in the Hungarian community’s interest for Europe to be stronger, and Transylvania will thus continue to develop,” UDMR’s representatives add.