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.
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