Marking the Trianon Treaty every year as a holiday in Romania is an amazing and deeply offensive fact for the Hungarian nation, says Árpád János Potápi, Secretary of State for National Policy of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Chancellery, after President Klaus Iohannis promulgated The law regarding the declaration of June 4 as Trianon Treaty Day, writes news.ro.
“It is astonishing and sad that, in the midst of a pandemic, the problem for an EU Member State is to pass a law that” drags through the mud.
the rights of the largest national community living on its territory “, wrote Árpád János Potápi.
In his view, “forcing members of a national community to celebrate the darkest day in its history is not only not in line with EU principles, but also a” great disrespect “to members of the community,” he said. state.
“This measure only serves to cause unnecessary tensions between nationalities living in the country,” the politician added.
President Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday promulgated the law for declaring June 4 the day of the Treaty of Trianon.
On November 3, the Chamber of Deputies decisively adopted the bill to declare June 4 the Day of the Treaty of Trianon and rejected the request for reconsideration of the legislative proposal made by President Klaus Iohannis.
The law provides for the possibility of organizing, at national and local level, cultural-educational and scientific events dedicated to raising awareness of the significance and importance of this Treaty of Trianon, on June 4. Thus, central and local authorities, non-governmental organizations and civil society representatives can contribute to the organization of actions by providing material and logistical support.
Parliament’s adoption of the law to declare June 4 Trianon Treaty Day has drawn much criticism from both experts and non-governmental organizations. The reactions produced at the level of civil society, as well as their magnitude, highlighted the fact that this law, in the form adopted by the Parliament, did not represent the result of an authentic and consistent process of public consultation and debate.
On July 15, the Constitutional Court rejected, by a majority of votes, President Klaus Iohannis’ referral to the law declaring June 4 Trianon Treaty Day.
The Treaty of Trianon was signed on June 4, 1920, between the victorious Allied Powers in World War I and Hungary, as the successor state of the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire, consecrating the inclusion of Transylvania in Romania.