Gergely Gulyas – Photo: MTI

Gulyas addresses MCC graduation ceremony

One positive development of the past decade is that the correctness of the idea of a unified Hungarian nation is no longer disputed, the head of the Prime Minister's Office told a graduation ceremony of Mathias Corvinus Collegium (MCC) in Budapest on Saturday.

“This is a thesis that is now beyond dispute in Hungarian public life,” Gergely Gulyas told the graduates of the Transylvanian political school and the Transcarpathian leadership academy.

Gulyas said Hungarians were facing a difficult period. “Whichever part of the nation we look at, we can identify the main difficulties faced by the Hungarian communities beyond the border,” he said.

Concerning the Transcarpathia region in western Ukraine, Gulyas said the Hungarian community there was affected by all the horrors and suffering caused by the war. He criticised the Ukrainian state for “repaying the support it gets” by infringing on the rights of its minorities.

Hungary does not see the neglect of national minority rights as a path to Europe, Gulyas said.

Hungary demonstrates solidarity with Transcarpathia as well as Ukraine, he said, adding that all Hungarians could count on the motherland.

Meanwhile, Gulyas said the Hungarian community in Romania was set to face a more difficult period now that the ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party was no longer part of the government there.

He said what mattered most was for there to be young people in both Transcarpathia and Transylvania who considered the fate of their community important.

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