September 7th, 2017

Foreign ministry on summons Romania’s ambassador over school in Târgu Mureș

The foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned Romania’s ambassador after Romanian authorities made a move to suspend the operations of a Catholic secondary school in Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely). State secretary Levente Magyar voiced the Hungarian government’s shock and told a press conference that the move was equal to “an attack against the Catholic Church, the Hungarian minority, children, families, and the restitution process in Romania”.

The Hungarian government has suspended its support for Romania’s aspirations to join various international organisations such as the OECD, the state secretary added. At the same time, he said Hungary continues to consider Romania a strategic partner and an important ally. He called on Romania to resolve the issue of Hungarian education in Târgu Mureș as soon as possible.

He said three schools have been offered to students in place of the Catholic secondary school but two of these are Romanian schools, which means students going there would not be able to continue their studies in their mother tongue. Romania has repeatedly promised to resolve the problem but instead several hundred children and their parents have been misled, Magyar said. The Romanian side has rejected numerous proposals made by Hungarians and parents have been “intimidated”, he added.

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  • wolfi

    If it were the other way round Fidesz would scream about “meddling in the internal affairs of another state” – just like in good old Kádár times.

  • authorities made a move to suspend the operations of a Catholic secondary school in Târgu Mureș (Marosvásárhely)

    Should it not be:
    “authorities made a move to suspend the operations of a Jewish/Liberal University in Budapest”?
    “Foreign Agents” are obviously everywhere now in the old East-Block….

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