Szili: ‘Integration only assimilation’ without collective rights
After conveying thanks from Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen and Árpad Janos Potapi, the state secretary for Hungarian communities abroad, Szili said the Hungarian nation had never been as strong, united or determined in obtaining guarantees of its security and prosperity as it was now, and she thanked the council for its firm commitment to autonomy.
“Let me send a message to the Romanian mainstream: don’t believe your politicians. Our aspirations are not about breaking anything apart but rather, based on the principle of European subsidiarity, about becoming a community that can forge its own destiny,” she said. “We need dialogue to ensure common understanding that this is all about a community’s survival, its future, and the identity of our children and grandchildren.”