September 11th, 2017

HR minister: “cooperation necessary” between Hungary and Romania

Issues around Hungarian communities and schools in Romania call for a collective effort by Hungary and Romania, Hungary’s human resources minister said in Brasov (Brassó) on Saturday, adding that the two countries need to rely on one another. Zoltán Balog addressed a ceremony opening the 2017-18 academic year in Hungarian schools in Romania, and said that “some still want to continue wars concluded a hundred years ago, but this is the 21st century; new times, new battles will come and we need to fend off the new threats together”.

Referring to a Hungarian-language Catholic grammar school in Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely), the operation of which has recently been suspended, Balog noted the Hungarian government’s protest and said that in the meantime Hungary “opens one school after the other” for its ethnic minorities, including the Romanian community. In his address, Balog also encouraged Romania Hungarians with dual citizenship to participate in Hungary’s parliamentary election next spring.

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  • ViktorZorroban

    Balog is a very wise man, and it’s clever that he urges these stupid Romanian farmers to vote for Orban so he can make Trianon undone and start a 1,000 year reign of the Orban dynasty.

  • CG Walkman

    Petty way to make ever more enemies.

    • wolfi

      We have a saying in German:
      Viel Feind, viel Ehr …
      The German/Austrian leader who coined this almost 500 years ago is famous:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_von_Frundsberg

      On the other hand if Balog were a friend one would immediately think of:
      With friends like these – who needs enemies?

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