Based on the announcement of Marcel Ciolacu, chairman of the Romanian Social Democratic Party, his party will do everything in its power to get the Romanian Parliament to vote on the so-called Trianon law, which declares 4th June a national holiday in Romania.
As the Hungarian news portal Index reports, the law allows support for all scientific, cultural, educational and other events that promote the Trianon decision and the views of the Romanian majority in this regard. The Romanian media will also be required to report on the events.
The point of the legislation is to make the day of the Treaty of Trianon a national holiday, and on this day, it would be mandatory to display the Romanian flag in all public spaces.
One day earlier, President Klaus Iohannis had sent the legislation back for consideration. Social Democrat Titus Corlatean originally tabled the draft. They plan to vote for it again in the Parliament and then resend it to the president for promulgation.
If the Parliament approves the draft in its original version, President Iohannis will be forced to promulgate it.
Previously, Iohannis challenged the law in the Constitutional Court; however, this can only be realised once. He argued against the Trianon Act by pointing out how it is criticised by a number of experts and NGOs, so he wanted a public debate on the issue. Accordingly, he asked the Parliament to start the legislative process again with the participation of historians, researchers, academics, educational institutions and NGOs.
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