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Jan 03, 2018

Fidesz signs Minority SafePack to help protect ethnic minorities in Europe

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

Fidesz group leader Gergely Gulyás has signed the European minority protection initiative, Minority SafePack, to help protect ethnic minorities.

The European Union’s focus on “indigenous national minorities” is crucial for ethnic Hungarian communities, Gulyás said.

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.

Gulyás said that protection for ethnic communities was a national cause, irrespective of party politics. He insisted that the initiative was symbolic of the principle that “each Hungarian has a responsibility for every other Hungarian”.

Csongor Csáky, head of the Rákóczi Association, noted that the EU currently has no comprehensive legislation “to guarantee the rights of indigenous national minorities”.

He encouraged non-governmental organizations, political parties, church groups and the media to help collect the necessary signatures.