Minority issues

We reject the intimidation of the Transcarpathian Hungarians!

2018. 11. 29.

On 28 November 2018, participants of the conference held in the European Parliament entitled “Carpathian Basin Hungarians – European Future” analyzed the situation of certain minority communities in the Carpathian Basin in detail. It has been stated that among the Hungarian communities trapped outside the mainland, the Transcarpathian is undoubtedly the Hungarian community in the most difficult situation.

In addition to the uncertain political and economic situation that arose as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014, there has been a steady decline in the linguistic and educational rights of national minorities, and the opportunities for advocacy have also been compromised by the anti-Hungarian rhetoric of Ukrainian government parties. The elections in Ukraine in 2019 and domestic political battles further deepen social tensions, and Transcarpathian Hungarians are subjected to harassment and provocation, making it for them even more difficult to stay. The institutions of the European Union and a part of the European politics show zinc indifference and sacrifice the Transcarpathian Hungarian community on the altar of geostrategic interests. That is why we, the participants of our conference “Carpathian Basin Hungarians – European Future”, support and stand our Hungarians in Transcarpathia and call again the European institutions, to take steps to protect the rights of the Transcarpathian minority communities.

Brussels, 29 November 2018

Members of the European Parliament on behalf of the participants of the conference: Pál Csáky, Andrea Bocskor, Kinga Gál, Gyula Winkler, Csaba Sógor, Andor Deli, László Tőkés