MEPs Call on EPP to Condemn Ukraine’s Banning Ethnic Hungarian Leader
MTI-Hungary Today 2019.04.18.
Several Hungarian MEPs have called on Joseph Daul, head of the European People’s Party, to condemn Ukraine’s recent banning from its territory Hunor Kelemen, head of Romania’s ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ.
In a letter to Daul, Andrea Bocskor and László Tőkés, MEPs of ruling Fidesz, as well as MEPs of other Hungarian parties in and outside Hungary, called for “actual measures to ensure that Ukraine’s authorities stop harassing Hungarian politicians and stop hindering communication between Hungarians”.
Kelemen was banned from Ukraine for 18 months earlier in April. He had been on his way to Ungvár (Uzhhorod) to attend a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of ethnic Hungarian organisation KMKSZ when he was stopped at the border and denied entry without an explanation.
On the featured photo illustration: Hunor Kelemen and PM Viktor Orbán in Budapest. Photo by PM’S Press Office