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The Minority SafePack initiative, launched by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN), aims to collect at least one million signatures in seven countries before April 3rd to ensure the EU focuses on minorities throughout the bloc
The key to a peaceful Europe, as the founding fathers have realized, is that ethnic minorities of Europe are respected and their fundamental rights protected. Those who dismiss the rights of Europe’s ethnic minorities risk fueling a trend that has caused Europe some of its worst nightmares and terrible armed conflicts.
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that Hungary was concerned about Ukraine’s new education law, which curbs the rights of ethnic minorities to education in their mother tongue
In his blog post entitled, “Hungarian Leader Should Stop Meddling in Ukrainian Politics,” a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Mike Gonzalez, misunderstands why Hungary has become an outspoken critic of the new Ukrainian education law that limits minority rights
As a result of wars and the re-drawing of borders that have taken place in recent centuries, today’s borders in Europe rarely correspond to the physical location of the continent’s national groups. About one third of the 15 million-strong, ethnic Hungarian community, lives outside the borders of Hungary, mostly in the Carpathian Basin. These Hungarian communities, just as much as any other European national minorities, have the right to maintain their thousand year-old culture in the European Union.
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the OSCE is the most willing to help from among the international organizations contacted by Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian and Greek diplomats
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) said that Ukraine's new education law is not conducive to “living together” and expressed its concerns over the articles relating to education in minority languages in the recently passed act
PM Orbán said that members of the highly-qualified intellectual classes with solid family backgrounds are already succeeding in finding their own path as Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. “Particular attention should be paid to lower and mid-level groups, however," he said
In the European Union, we don’t take away the rights of children of historic minorities. Ukraine, by doing so, is taking a detour from its path into the EU and turning its back on European neighbors who stood by them in some of the most difficult times. Ukraine has brought this upon itself, and the consequences of this decision on the education law will be painful.
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the President has just signed a law which deprives minorities of their rights and leads down a blind alley instead on the path to the European Union