- 18 Jul 2018 9:17 AM
- Hungary Matters
The institute declared its position on the matter after a private individual initiated a procedure to have Szeklers recognised as part of the nation; Balázs Dobos told current affairs channel M1.
Parliament will have the final word in a vote on amending the law on national minorities, he said.
The original initiative required a thousand supporting signatures and the position of the Institute for Minority Studies was also sought.
The institute says it established that Szeklers were a part of the nation when torn away from Hungary.
If a community is part of the Hungarian nation it cannot be a minority at the same time, Dobos said.
MTI Photo: Czeglédi Zsolt