Let Us Raise the Gathering of Support to the Rank of a European Referendum!
We must gather one million signatures in support of the national regions from all across Europe, before the 7th of May, 2020. By national regions, we mean regions that are distinguished by national, linguistic, cultural, and religious particularities from neighboring regions. These may be countries, smaller administrative units, or areas without administrative powers, communities with strong cultural, political and historical identities, peoples, nations, societies that did not form their own state, yet carry a strong political will for self-determination.
Because of this, the citizens’ initiative titled Cohesion Policy for the Equality of Regions and the Sustainability of Regional Cultures creates an opportunity for the Basques, Bretons, Flemish, Catalan, Corsican, Scottish, Szekler, Welsh, Northern Irish, the German Community of Belgium and other communities affected by the initiative, to show their national ambitions on European level.
This is an appeal to the inhabitants of these regions: to make the citizens’ initiative for the national regions succeed within the next year, to raise our homelands from the gray areas of Community Law.
As an initiator of the Citizens’ Initiative, the Szekler National Council chose their slogan in a way that would set an example to our potential allies: “For Szeklerland, we mobilize Europe.” We need only substitute the name of the appropriate region in this slogan, and mobilize the entire continent together.
If there is a joint will that spans the entirety of the continent, then the gathering of signatures in support of the initiative can be raised to the level of a European referendum. For the sake of our homelands, and for the communities to which we belong!
President of the Szekler National Council
Marosvásárhely, May 30, 2019