George Maior, Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), has recently declared that he considers preventing the implementation of all forms of territorial autonomy in Romania to be the duty of the institution he leads. The administrative organization of any democratic country is a result of political decisions that are exclusively within the competences of the legislative branch. By violating this principle, the above affirmation of the Director of the Romanian Intelligence Service implies that the institution he leads operates as political police. This is not only antidemocratic and unconstitutional, but also confirms the wide spread opinion that the SRI is not only the legal successor of the Securitate, but also its spiritual successor, and preserver of its methods.
People all around the world should be aware that, the Romanian Securitate was by far the most ruthless among all communist political police organizations in Eastern Europe violating the fundamental human rights of hundreds of thousands of people, going so far as torturing their victims and even committing murders. It maintained extensive connections with international terrorist organizations, lending considerable support to their activities, thus posing a serious threat to peaceful citizens, and threatening the peace and security of the entire region.
The Szekler National Council has set its goal to achieve Szeklerland’s territorial Autonomy, and intends to do so through constitutional means, by an organic law submitted to the Romanian Parliament. The Romanian Intelligence Service has neither the right, nor the legal means to interfere with this process and George Maior’s declaration is to be treated as a threat to democracy in Romania. Romania is a member of the European Union which offers its citizens “an area of freedom, security and justice without internal frontiers”, and which is based on the common constitutional heritage of the member states. We would like to remind director George Maior that the methods of the Securitate do not fit into this common constitutional heritage.
Nevertheless, this statement reveals the duplicity of the Romanian political class. On the one hand, it intends to appear democratic and supportive of minorities in the eyes of the European Union, but on the other hand it considers the realization of Ceausescu’s dream, of an ethnically homogenous nation-state, as its goal no matter what means must be applied to achieve that purpose.
Targu-Mures/Marosvásárhely, the 30th of July 2014
President of the Szekler National Council