Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has asked for support for the “Minority SafePack” initiative launched jointly with the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania.
The prime minister is aiming to gather one million signatures from a sufficient number of countries to persuade the EU to take specific measures for indigenous minority rights in Europe.
During a Facebook address, the prime minister highlighted that this is an important signature and urges everyone to stand up for Hungarians and sign it.
“I urge you to come together and stand up for the rights of Hungarians living beyond our borders, by signing the Minority SafePack initiative in which we can protect the rights of Hungarians beyond our borders,” he said.
Fidesz Parliamentary Group Leader Gergely Gulyás signed the European minority protection initiative, Minority SafePack, last month to help protect ethnic minorities.
The European Union’s focus on “indigenous national minorities” is crucial for ethnic Hungarian communities, Gulyás said at that time.
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”.
The petition has so far received nearly 300,000 signatures, but needs a further 700,000 before April 3rd.
Sign the initiative here.