Tibor Bana Jobbik Hungary

Jobbik’s position is that Serbia cannot be a member of the EU unless the country ensures autonomy for its native Hungarian communities. Speaking as the deputy chairman of the EU Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly, Jobbik’s vice president Tibor Bana addressed the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC).

Mr Bana criticized the EU for hardly dealing with the autonomy efforts of national minorities living in their native lands. On a positive note, he emphasized that the European Citizens’ Initiative called Minority SafePack and other speeches delivered in international forums may change this situation.

“The freedom to use your language and symbols, as well as the right for education in your language, should be a fundamental right in the EU,”

Mr Bana stated in the conference held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Jobbik’s politician also quoted the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly on 16th December 1966, which states that:

“All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right, they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”

Source: Jobbik – press release

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