Autonomy Council for Carpathian Basin joins Hungary 'no' campaign
The Autonomy Council in the Carpathian Basin (KMAT) urged people to participate and vote "no" in Hungary's Oct. 2. referendum on EU migrant quotas, Laszlo Tokes, the re-elected head of the organisation said following KMAT's two-day session on Saturday.
KMAT agrees with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that "problems must be solved at the source," Tokes told a press conference. The KMAT adopted a joint statement on its position on Hungary's referendum, signed by the Hungarian National Council in Transylvania, the Szekler National Council (SZNT), the Hungarian People's Party of Transylvania, the Hungarian People's Party, The Party of the Hungarian Community (MKP), the Hungarian Democratic Party of Voivodina, the Hungarian Democratic Community of Voivodina, the Democratic Community of Croatian Hungarians and the Hungarian Cultural Federation of Transcarpathia (KMKSZ), and others.
A survey presented at the meeting said that Hungarians living in a minority in countries around Hungary are discriminated against, treated as "second-rate citizens" and are vulnarable to assimilation.