Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has promulgated a law declaring June 4 as “Trianon Treaty Day” in Romania, the Romanian presidential office said on Wednesday.
By law, events are held on this day to promote the significance of the historic event, for which state and local authorities can provide logistical or budgetary support. The Romanian public service media must also report on scientific, educational and cultural events that raise awareness of the importance of the Treaty of Trianon.
The government and local authorities must ensure that the national flag of Romania is hoisted in public spaces on 4 June.
The bill was presented to parliament by Social Democrat Senator Titus Corlatean, who ruled Romanian diplomacy from 2012 to 2014, and voted by a large majority on May 13 to turn it into an official holiday in Romania. anniversary of the peace treaty.
– wrote the Social Democratic senator in the explanatory memorandum to the bill. According to him, this document forms the basis of bilateral Romanian-Hungarian relations and he evaluates that in today’s European Union, any attempt to rewrite history and voice revisionist positions is unacceptable.
During the debate on the draft in the House of Representatives, Hunor Kelemen, the president of the Hungarian Democratic Union of Romania (DAHR), assessed that it was a completely useless law that showed the power of the Romanian majority and thus betrayed their guilt. What happened a hundred years ago is understandably a great joy for the Romanian nation, a huge loss for the Hungarian nation and the Hungarians in Romania, and this fact cannot be changed by the Trianon Act passed by the Romanian parliament, the DAHR president pointed out.
Romanian lawmakers expected Klaus Iohannis to promulgate the law before the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon this year. However, the president first raised a constitutional protest against the law and then, after the Constitutional Court rejected her objections, sent the law back to parliament for consideration.
In his constitutional protest, Iohannis argued that the law violated the principle of non-discrimination and equality of citizens, and in his request for review he complained that the bill had been drafted without authentic and meaningful public debate and warned parliament that Romania should be open as an EU member state. for dialogue, you have to deal with divisive issues in a mature way, and public institutions have a great deal of responsibility in this.
After the legislature ratified the Trianon Act for the second time in an unchanged form, the head of state could no longer deny its entry into force.