(MTI) – Laszlo Kover, speaker of Hungary’s parliament, at the opening of the Vajdasag Magyar Festival in Vojvodina, Serbia, on Sunday, praised the event for its role in preserving Hungarian traditions.
“We are building a Hungarian state which serves the nation rather than leaves it unprotected,” Kover said, stressing in his speech the importance of a unified Hungarian nation.
Istvan Pasztor, leader of the Vojvodina Hungarian Alliance, paid thanks to the Hungarian parliament for its nation-building activities; measures introduced between 2010 and 2014 such as fast-track citizenship and voting rights.
Today Kover told the conference on Hungary’s suppression in 1944-1949 that during history, the Hungarian state has repeatedly lost sight of its main task, the protection of the country and the nation. He cited the examples of Hungary splitting into three parts in the 16th century, the era of the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary and the events of 1919-20 and 1944.
Kover said the political class had moral, political and legal responsibilites. The two decades of post-communist transformation ended after 2010 and the new constitution has given answers to the questions raised, he added.
Photo: MTI – Edvárd Molnár
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