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Hungarians in Transcarphatia need fair parlamentary representation

Hungarians in Transcarphatia need fair parlamentary representation

2014. 09. 01.

The Hungarian EPP Group Delegation strongly condemns this decision of the Ukrainian Central Election Commission and calls on it to comply with the minority and electoral laws currently in force and to create such electoral districts in Transcarphatia, which  allow Hungarians to form a parliamentary representation. The Hungarian EPP Group Delegation draws the attention of the responsible Ukrainian politicians that violating minority rights does not contribute to the establishment of peace in a country which is already in a difficult situation. We are convinced that the peaceful co-existence of nations should be in the interest of Ukraine as well. The Hungarian EPP Group Delegation supports the European integration of Ukraine but this process needs to include the respect of minorities’ rights, the disassociation from extremism, the establishment of the rule of law and equality before the law.