Socialists: Motto Of Summer Uni Should Be ‘Transition From Democracy To Dictatorship’

  • 28 Jul 2018 7:45 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Socialists: Motto Of Summer Uni Should Be ‘Transition From Democracy To Dictatorship’
The Socialist Party has said the motto of the 29th Bálványos Summer University in Băile Tușnad (Tusnádfürdő), in central Romania, should be “transition from democracy to dictatorship”.

Socialist MEP István Ujhelyi told MTI that his party would hold events at five locations in Transylvania and Szeklerland over the next two days.

He said the tour presented an opportunity to meet with leaders of Hungarian organisations beyond the borders in Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda), Tȃrgu Mureš (Marosvásárhely) and Oradea (Nagyvárad), so they could share their aspirations concerning policy for Hungarian communities beyond the border.

Referring to a speech Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made at the Băile Tușnad event four years ago, he said the place reminded Hungarians of the establishment of an “illiberal, anti-democratic system”.

Ujhelyi insisted that “the nation’s reunification” would be possible in the coming decades only within a united, strong and borderless Europe. He added that the ruling Fidesz party, which has always emphasised its Hungarianness, wanted to dismantle the European Union.

Zsolt Molnár, the party’s deputy leader, accused Fidesz and the government of giving aid only to Hungarian organisations that cooperate and sympathise with them.

Whereas it is right to support cross-border Hungarian groups, the funding should be decided by an independent body, he argued.

MTI Photo: Veres Nándor

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