Presidential advisor Cristian Diaconescu, a founding member of the 'People's Movement' Foundation, declared in Miercurea Ciuc (Harghita County, central Romania) that he would be happy if Hungary's legislation on the protection of citizens' rights and freedoms were as modern and well-adjusted to European standards and values as Romanian legislation.
Cristian Diaconescu thus replied in a press conference to Hungary's Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi, who said on Wednesday, in an interview with the public radio station, that no form of autonomy represents a violation of the Constitution of Romania.
"I think this is a good place for me to let my friend, Foreign Minister Martonyi — who I understand has made a statement about self-determination opportunities in Romanian legislation — know that we would be happy if the Hungarian legislation on the protection of the citizens' fundamental rights and freedoms were as modern and well-adjusted to European standards and values as the Romanian legislation. And as we promised him on many other occasions, we are ready to put at the disposal of the Hungarian side our experience in developing and implementing such legislation," said Cristian Diaconescu.
In connection with the Szeklers' rally last weekend in Covasna, Cristian Diaconescu argued that politicians and authorities must be prepared to discuss any concept, but no such talk could ever result in borders being drawn inside Romania.
The presidential advisor pointed out that for the counties of Harghita and Covasna it is extremely important that they develop economically, whereas the build-up of rhetoric of autonomy is extremely dangerous; he stressed that "the way they are visible in public, the interests of politicians are extremely remote from the problems of the citizens here."
"The economic criterion is the only criterion applicable for the division into regions in the EU, there is no other in the practice of EU member states, the European or Community law," the presidential advisor concluded.AGERPRES