THE SZEKLER SELF-GOVERNING PURSUIT
The historical Szeklerland is native. We, the Hungarians living here as a majority, are devoted to our century-old autonomy traditions. Choosing the way of local self-determination through the regional Szekler councils we declared this right and wish, we claimed the guarantee of the local - autonomy by a legally binding statute.
We, the National Szekler Council's delegates, turn to the Romanian Parliament, the European Council and European Parliament to consider our claim for the local autonomy that is in accordance with the European constitutional states' practice and with the regulations of the international documents protecting the national communities' self-identification.
We request the Romanian Parliament and Government, the country's political powers, the representatives of the civil sphere and the country's historical churches to consider and support our just claims with all democratic means.
We request the Hungarian Parliament and Government and all personalities of the Hungarian public life to support our efforts in obtaining the self government which is the most important factor in preserving our Hungarian self-identification and the conservation of our community in the native country.
We request the European Union member countries to support the Seklerland, the Sekler community's efforts for autonomy, to influence, so that the Seklerland territorial autonomy guaranteed by the Statute with legal force to be one of the conditions for Romania's integration.
The Szeklerland has the right to be acknowledged in the integration process as an autonom euroregion, its civilians to become the civilians of the united Europe having a real and total equality before the law.
October 26, 2003.
The Sekler National Council