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Feb 10, 2020

Justice Minister backs European citizens’ initiative on protecting national regions

Attila Dabis, the Szekler National Council’s foreign affairs officer, said only 60,000 people have signed it so far with just 90 days left until the deadline to collect one million signatures.

Justice Minister Judit Varga has added her signature to a European citizens’ initiative on protecting national regions.

The European Citizens’ Initiative for the Equality of the Regions and Sustainability of the Regional Cultures was launched by the Szekler National Council. The body aims to convince the European Commission to create a cohesion policy that pays special attention to regions with national, ethnic, cultural, religious or linguistic characteristics that are different from those of the surrounding regions.

Attila Dabis, the Szekler National Council’s foreign affairs officer, said only 60,000 people have signed it so far with just 90 days left until the deadline to collect one million signatures. Dabis said the initiative would have to attract at least 10,000 signatures per day from now on in order to be successful.

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