(MTI) – It lies in the interest of the Hungarian nation that the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) fares as well as possible in the European parliamentary elections, Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen said in a TV interview.
On behalf of the Hungarian government, he asked all ethnic Hungarians in Transylvania to go to the May 25 polls and vote for the RMDSZ list.
Interviewed by the Transylvanian Hungarian Television, Semjen stressed the need to efficiently represent the interests of the Hungarian nation in the European Parliament, and push the European Union towards the values of Christian civilisation.
As member of Romania’s governing coalition, RMDSZ plays a key mediatory role between the two countries, Semjen said. He added that Hungary had always strived to maintain the best possible relations with Romania, which he called an eminent economic interest of both nations.
“Relations with Romania, however, mainly depend on the well-being and general mood of Transylvania’s Hungarian community, and the enforcement of its rights,” he said.