President Novak: Hungarians must take future into their own hands
Referring to the Hungarian population, Novak said it was not only possible to halt the tendency of the population to shrink but to reverse it. The Carpathian Basin, she added, would become “the cradle that cradles children. Let the Carpathian Basin be the wellspring of life,” the president said.
Laszlo Kover, the Speaker of Parliament, told the same event that crises harboured positive outcomes, and “Hungarians have a chance to win the 21st century” rather than being saddled with losing 20th.
For Hungarian communities abroad, ethnic politics have not lost their raison d’etre, he said, and national minorities and national majorities alike needed to assert their national interests. Such communities, he added, sought to preserve themselves and their homeland in the coming century did not want to “disappear into the abyss of history”.