Szekler National Council

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  • Székely Nemzeti Tanács

Esteemed Minister of Foreign Affairs,

Radu Cristescu, a Member of the Romanian Parliament from the governing party, made inadmissible statements in his speech that were contrary to Romania’s membership of the European Union and, in our view, go against Romania’s foreign policy.

Today, on the 25th of October, on the Day of Szekler Autonomy we Szeklers – together with other communities standing in solidarity with us – convene in order to repeatedly assert our demand for the territorial autonomy of Szeklerland.

The magnitude of this demand, which is based on international law, is larger this year than it was a year ago. The European citizens’ initiative of the Szekler National Council has received over one and a quarter of a million supporting signatures across Europe. The population of our kin-state, Hungary, is fully united behind the initiative, together with other Hungarian minority communities. The signature collection process, which is still open, attracts more- and more supporters from Spain, mainly Catalans, and Basques, and the numbers of supporting signatures are also going up in Sweden, thanks to the Sami communities, and the local Hungarian diaspora.

Dear Mr. President!

On 14 May, we asked you to examine the video message of Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis, in which he incited against Hungarians, and to withdraw the decision to award him the Charlemagne Prize, as the Romanian President has proven unworthy of this award.

Petition on the Day of the Szekler Liberty

To The Government and Parliament of Romania

For his information: to Mr. President Klaus Johannis

Open Letter to Mr. Markku Markkula, President of the Committee of the Regions

In the attention of president

Jean-Claude Frécon,

And secretary general

Andreas Kiefer,

Dear Mr. Buquicchio!

To The Government and Parliament of Romania

For his information: to Mr. President Klaus Johannis

Dear Secretariat of the Human Rights Council,

In the name of the Szekler National Council we would like to suggest the following specific amendment to the Draft recommendations on preventing and addressing violence and atrocity crimes targeted against minorities:

Below a letter from Mr. Zoltán Márton, mayor of Ghindari/Makfalva to Mr. Liviu Dragnea, Deputy Prime Minister of the Romanian government (original and English translation).
As we informed earlier, a number of local councils from Szeklerland (33 until now), in accordance with the Charter of Local Self-Government, adopted petitions to the Romanian government, in which they expressed their position regarding the ongoing regionalization of the country.

To Prime Minister Victor Ponta

Esteemed Prime Minister

Office of the Prime Minister


From: Oana Maria Brâncoveanu - Public Relations and Communication Directorate


To: Mr. Balázs Izsák, President of the Szekler National Council

Ministry of Interior

Prefect’s office – Covasna county

Nr. 8033

Date: 2014.VI.16.

To all local authorities of Covasna county

Attn. of the mayor and the secretary of the settlement

Today, on the 10th of March 2014, Szeklers who have gathered at the Postarét in Marosvásárhely, at the Monument of the Szekler Martyrs, with the representatives of the Hungarian communities expressing their solidarity, walking on the road of law and democracy, we hereby unanimously express our will: We demand the territorial autonomy of Szeklerland! Today, all those who have understood the message of the Day of the Szekler Freedom, do likewise all around the globe. In the past years we have made it clear that for today’s Szeklers this occasion is not only about common reminiscence, but also about togetherness, and about the claiming of rights: about the conscious and conjoined action for the sake of national self-determination.

We, the undersigned residents of Canada and representing over 315,000 Canadians of Hungarian origin, draw the attention of the Government of Canada to the following:


28 October, 2013

The Brussels HUNINEU office for the European Representation of Hungarian National Communities, the Alliance of Hungarians in Belgium, and the Committee for Human Rights in Central Europe herewith express their view in this joint statement, in which they support the objectives of the Grand March of the Szeklers held on 27 October 2013, organized by Szekler National Council in cooperation with and in unison with all the Hungarian political forces, and numerous civil organisations in Romania.

Today, on the 27th of October 2013, Szeklers who have gathered between Bereck and Kökös, with the support of Hungarians of Transylvania and the Carpathian-Basin expressing their solidarity, being aware of the supporting manifestations of the Hungarian communities all around the globe, hereby strengthen their historical claim expressed on the Szekler National Assembly in Gyergyóditró: they would like to implement the right to self-determination, and according to this right they demand the self-governance of Szeklerland within the host country!

Today, on the 10th of March, 2013, we, the Szeklers gathered on the Postarét (Post Meadow) of Marosvásárhely/Targu-Mures in continuation of the traditions of the Szekler National Assemblies, and the representatives of the sympathizing Hungarian communities of Transylvania, declare: we demand territorial autonomy for Szeklerland!

Dear Mr. Secretary General,

During the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a Hungarian representative asked you: whether you stand up for the autonomy aspirations of the Szeklers in Romania? In your answer you replied, that you are not aware of the particular Romanian situation, but you stand up for every minority, in general. These sentences are of great importance for us, and we remember, that you also said: “We have to make sure, that everyone abides by the Framework Convention”.

Esteemed Mister President!

When Romania entered the European Union, we Szeklers had every right to expect that we will become members of an alliance in which our long lasting state of being deprived of our rights through various means will end. Our expectations were built on the fundamental goals and values that were made mandatory to all member states by the treaties of the European Union, but also on Romania’s efforts to comply with the Copenhagen criteria and to join the community founded on the common constitutional legacy of all nations of the western civilization.

Dear Mr. Minister,

I am writing to express my dissatisfaction regarding some orders taken by insititutions which are under the control of the Ministry directed by you, and which – in lack of legal background – obviously could be considered an abuse of authority.

Open letter


H.E. Mr. Lluís Maria de Puig


representative at the Council of Europe



Your Excellency,

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Sfântu Gheorghe, Konsza Samu street 21.
Covasna County – Romania
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