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The foreign minister calls on Romanian president Klaus Iohannis to “show more respect to Hungarians” after he accused the Social Democratic Party (PSD) of “wanting to relinquish Transylvania to Hungary”.
President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will ask Hungary and Romania to name new commissioner designates following an official letter from David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, about the decision of the EP legal committee.
Gestern Nachmittag hat ein Mob aus Rumänen einen österreichisch-ungarischen Soldatenfriedhof in Siebenbürgen gestürmt, trotz der Anwesenheit der Polizei und friedlich protestierender Ungarn. In Budapest hat Außenminister Péter Szijjártó den rumänischen Botschafter vorgeladen, der sich weigerte, zu erscheinen.
The Hungarian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that working groups of the countries’ defense ministries should begin consultations to “restore proper order in line with bilateral and international agreements”.
Fidesz MP István Bajkai and Zoltán Lomnici, head of the Human Dignity Council civil group, said the Romanian supreme court’s rejection of the appeals of two ethnic Hungarians sentenced to prison for an attempted bomb attack in 2015 is “unacceptable”
Hungary and Romania should focus on things that advance human and cultural relations, a joint European perspective and the representation of the two peoples’ customs and traditions, Romania's prime minister said
“This is the first opportunity in the past few decades that Hungary can buy large volumes of gas from a non-Russian source,” Hungary's foreign minister said. He hailed the cooperation agreement as “historic progress towards Hungary’s energy security”
Responding to Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose’s claim that the Szekler people will hang next to their flag, if they dare to fly it, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said that threatening an ethnic minority with execution is unacceptable
“Sooner or later an effective border seal will be needed on [Romania’s] eastern borders, otherwise Romania will be overwhelmed by migrants and we Hungarians would then have to build a fence on the Romanian border. We certainly want to avoid that, and if it comes to it we will gladly help Romania protect its eastern borders,” PM Orbán said
During the Council of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris on Friday, Hungary indicated that it will not support the membership applications of either Croatia or Romania