By Constantin Radut
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bogdan Aurescu, stated, on Monday, for the TV channel Digi24.ro, regarding the speech of the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, from Băile Tuşnad, that it is “regrettable that such ideas are propagated from the territory of Romania”.
What ideas? What speech? Bogan Aurescu complains and does not say anything concrete to defend Romanian interests and to strangle the political adventurism of the Budapest authorities.
The Prime Minister of Hungary stated, on Saturday, at Băile Tuşnad, that the world is in a decade of dangers and dangers and the pillars of Western civilization will begin to crumble. In his opinion, the migration phenomenon has divided Europe in two and there is a battle between these two sides.
“… The migration phenomenon divided Europe in two. Simply put, the West fell apart, it split in two. On the one hand we have countries, nations, where we have Europeans and non-Europeans, living together. Those states are no longer nations , there are some conglomerates of peoples. We can no longer speak, I say, of the West, it is about a post-Western structure and, according to the rules of mathematics, that great demographic change is going to happen. In that part of our continent (. ..), the percentage of the non-European population will rise above 50%. And we have the other part of Europe, the West, Central and Eastern Europe, that is, it is about us. I don’t want to create confusion, but I say it anyway , in the spiritual sense, the West has moved to our region…”, Orban philosophized pointlessly, according to the official translation.
Regarding the verbal adventurism of Viktor Orban, Aurescu says that “it is regrettable that such ideas are propagated from the territory of Romania, in the complex global context that we all have to face, especially since our official positions are different from these theses “.
“It’s clear that we can’t agree with them. I’m not talking about statements about races, which are not acceptable,” he said.
Bogdan Aurescu added that, “at the same time, Prime Minister Orban’s speech on Saturday did not bring anything fundamentally new, they are the same concepts that we have already seen in the positions of Hungarian officials, only that they were put together, and some were elaborated more broadly. Plus other internal Hungarian political considerations”.
“Of course, each state defines its positions on international issues as it sees fit, but, as is well known, Romania does not share these inappropriate views, which we clearly distance ourselves from, because they affect European solidarity regarding the action in support of Ukraine” , said the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, for Digi24.ro.
However, Bogdan Aurescu does not explicitly state that Viktor Orban’s ideas were transmitted from Romania, during an unannounced and, of course, unofficial visit.
It is not for the first time that the revansrd spirit of Hungary is expressed freely and without hesitation from the heart of Romanian Transylvania.
A more transient position was held by the Social Democratic Party through the voice of the party’s general secretary, Paul Stanescu.
Romania is not a springboard for anti-European and pro-Russian messages, neither by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, nor by members of the Hungarian government, PSD General Secretary Paul Stănescu said on Monday.
“If they want to criticize the joint actions of the EU and NATO and make predictions related to the aggression to which Ukraine is subjected by Russia, then they should do it from the territory of Hungary, where they have the freedom to say what they want. Inside another state, such messages are inappropriate”, states the social democrat.
The reaction of the general secretary of the PSD comes in the context of the recent statements made by the Hungarian prime minister in Romania.
“To say that the EU lost the war is absolutely useless, superficial and unbelievable, especially when you speak from the complicated position of a politically isolated state in the EU. Hungarian proverbial wisdom may be useful, but political wisdom leaves much to be desired. Furthermore, I want to I draw attention to the fact that another aspect is becoming worrisome and we cannot tolerate it: the transformation of sports, in areas with a Hungarian minority, into a tool for promoting autonomy based on ethnic criteria. Instead of sports promoting competition, unity and a good understanding between Hungarians and Romanians , ended up drifting towards certain political goals. It looks bad, as if various Hungarian officials must be satisfied at any cost, when they come to Romania. I think that an urgent clarification of this way of managing sports activity is required at the coalition level . It is unacceptable for him to be distorted from his true mission, right before our eyes and the Romanian authorities’ eyes. These moments, somewhat embarrassing and provocative, must is to disappear…”
By Constantin Radut