A decision by Romania’s supreme court which paves the way for the closure of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Catholic Secondary School in Targu Mures (Marosvásárhely) is appalling, the foreign ministry state secretary for communications said on Wednesday.
Tamás Menczer said on Facebook that “in the 21st century, schools should be opened instead of closed”.
Hungary expected the Romanian authorities to make urgent arrangements that ensure the future operation of the school.
In order to facilitate a solution, the foreign ministry maintains continuous contact with the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania which is a member of the ruling coalition, he added.
He expressed hope that
the issue will be soon settled and will not burden in the long term Hungary-Romania relations.
The Romanian supreme court passed a ruling on Tuesday in a lawsuit initiated by Romanian nationalist organisations.
As we wrote before, Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca, in a message marking Hungary’s March 15 national holiday, said his government respected the identity and values of ethnic Hungarians in his country. Details HERE.