Once again, Csaba Sógor raised the issue of the Medical and Pharmaceutical University of Tîrgu Mureş in the EP11.05.2012 | Education
DAHR’s MEP Csaba Sógor raised awareness about the situation of the Medical and Pharmaceutical University of Tîrgu Mureş at the May 9th debate of the European Parliament’s plenary session.
The MEP sees a dangerous tendency in the fact that the new Romanian government does not take into account the existence of national minorities or their rightful claims: education in their mother tongue, as guaranteed by Romanian law. Sógor considers that the attacks on the Hungarian minority serve the purpose of distracting the population’s attention, because, instead of solving the problems created by the economic crisis, the new political leadership prefers to fuel the national fears of the majority Romanian population, which equally suffers the effects of this crisis. He feels that these measures resemble the arsenal of a far-right party, not that of a socialist-liberal government that is supposed to belong to the European left and right, respectively.
Here follows the MEP’s speech:
There has been a change of government in Romania. Following a successful motion of no confidence of the opposition parties, and, as result a social-democratic politician had the opportunity to form the new government. The main issue of the motion was the establishment of a Hungarian faculty of medicine, as guaranteed by law, the centre-right government falling because it wanted to provide a national minority its lawful right.
The new government’s programme, as never seen before after the revolution, does not speak about the Hungarian minority. So this government does not even recognize the existence of our 1.5 million strong community. These tendencies point into a wrong direction in the context of the economic crisis felt by Romanian citizens as well.
I caution the Romanian political elite, especially the leaders of the parties that have just come into power, not to try to divert attention from the real problems of the country by attacking the Hungarian minority.”