Budapest (MTI) – The National Election Committee (NVB) has rejected a referendum initiative on the conditions of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.
The referendum question, which was submitted by a private individual, reads:
“Do you want the Hungarian parliament to approve an accession treaty between Ukraine and the European Union strictly on the condition that the Transcarpathian region (Zakarpatszka oblaszty) in western Ukraine and specifically the Berehove (Beregszász) district are allowed to hold a referendum on their territorial affiliation (the right to become a part of Hungary or another state, become a sovereign state or remain a part of Ukraine) and administrative status?”
The NVB unanimously ruled that the initiative is in conflict with the UN Charter, which prohibits member states from getting involved in affairs that fall under other countries’ domestic jurisdiction.
Hungary’s constitution also prohibits holding referendums on international treaties, the NVB added.
The committee also said that the question is unclear and too complex.
The NVB’s decision can be appealed within 15 days.