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Fidesz Official: Hungary Supports ‘Indigenous National Minorities’

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.04.07.

Hungary must continue to support “indigenous national minorities” in Europe, the (ruling Fidesz) head of parliament’s national cohesion committee said on Wednesday.

Parliament on Wednesday is debating a resolution on Hungary joining a solidarity movement in support of the Minority SafePack European citizens’ initiative, Károly Pánczél said.

The European Commission rejected SafePack despite 1.1 million valid signatures collected in support of the initiative in eleven countries, he noted.

The collection of signatures started in 2017, organised by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania. It was supported by Hungarian parliament’s national cohesion committee and by parliament.

Szekler Leaders Want EC to Put Minority Safepack Back on Agenda
Szekler Leaders Want EC to Put Minority Safepack Back on Agenda

Local government leaders from Szeklerland are requesting the European Commission (EC) to put the Minority SafePack European Citizens’ Initiative back on its agenda after controversially turning it down in January. The Minority Safepack initiative fought for EU protection for indigenous national minorities in the bloc. Despite more than one million signatures collected across Europe, the […]Continue reading

The citizens’ committee of the Minority SafePack ECI has turned to the General Court of the European Union with a request to annul the EC’s decision on the initiative.

featured image: Károly Pánczél earlier; via Facebook