Csango Hungarians swear in citizenship at the Castle.

Tamas Gabor Nagy I.District mayor said in his speech: The centuries long exclusion of the Csango Hungarians ends and their Hungarian belonging becomes unquestionable.

The politican said: Those, who chose the Hungarian citizenship, unilaterally prove the fail of their surrounding nations attempts in assimilation processes.   According to him, the aquisition of the citizenship isn’t just for and about the past, and the nation isn’t just united because of the common past, but just as much the future.

Tamas Gabor Nagy – who according to the MTI reporter was obviously emotionally touched when he spoke to the Csango Hungarians said: – It may be, that in some cases we differ, we think differently about the world (…) one thing is still common within us, our Hungarian identity, our language and our faith, and all of these are stronger ties.

The Moldovian Csangos have for centuries lived in exile, a part of them has however, despite all historical rules, kept their Hungarian identities, protected their culture, dances, music, ancient, tastefull dialect, and kept their dreams, because everyone dreams in their mother tongue, said the politician.
After the around one hundred Csango Hungarians were sweared in, a cultural festival was held at the Kapistrán square, in the name of the national togetherness.

The Simplified Naturalization Act deals separately with the Moldovian Csangos – and ethnic group living outside the Eastern Carpathians.

This means that they do not have to prove that thei ancestors have lived in Hungary, they are likely of Hungarian origin.
This happens on the basis of the claiments family name, or place of birth, but they may help the process by providing additional documents, for example proof of attendance at Hungarian school, but they must also provide a written Curriculum Vitae (CV) in Hungarian.

Read more about the Csango Hungarians on this Wikipedia article here

Source: hirado.hu

Orban puts EU in place at March 15 national celebrations.

Viktor Orbán can’t stand Brussels dictating Hungarians.
“We did not stand this with Vienna or Moscow” Referring to Hungary under Austrian and Soviet rule. The mood was quite different on this years national ceremony than in the recent years.

Before 2010 we had got unused to seeing a thousand people
celebrate the raising of the flag on March 15th morning at the
Kossuth Square.  Now people applauded the state dignitaries, the soldierss and they went out, and not to make noise. This was a bit different while MSZP (Hungarian Socialist Party) was ruling.

It was clear to see on the participants, whom with families and children came out in the spring sunshine,
that under under the Ferenc Gyurcsany rule would not have thought of attending such a ceremony at all, even though they’d be glad to do something.  Although it did not hurt that the weather was warm.

At the Kossuth Square the crowd was more subdued, and the atmosphere compared to that of the awaited speach of
Viktor Orban at the National Museum.  The Museum road was packed with people, flags were waiving in the wind,
just like at earlier Fidesz gatherings.

In such an atmosphere it’s no wonder that Viktor Orban pulled paralells in his speech, as the leader of the rotating EU Presidency, between Vienna, Moscow and Brussels, saying that we will not stand to be dictated.
His statement was received by a huge applause, just like when he started to sum up all the great deeds of his government.

“We said good bye to the IMF”. “We led the country out of the crisis.” “we stood by in the times of flood and red mud”
But, he left the real big remarks to the end: “Protected the pensions from the stocksharks” and “Protected Hungary in the EU from attacks” The latter referring to the debate around the new Hungarian media law.

Orban also raised his voice when he said that: “Amoung the brains behind communism and fascism there are no Hungarians, so those nations should really not criticize us, whom this may not be said about” Giving the Germans a big one, who nowadays are irritating the rotating EU Presidency.

Source: Index.hu translation.

Wizz Air opens its fourth Romanian base in Tirgu Mures

Wizz Air, the largest low fare – low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe announced at a press conference today that it would open its 4th Romanian operating base in Tirgu Mures. Wizz Air will initially deploy one Airbus A320 aircraft and will add 7 new routes to the already existing Budapest and London services:
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To Frequency Starting date
Barcelona (Spain) 3 flights/week Saturday 18th June
Rome Fiumicino (Italy) 2 flights/week Monday 20th June
Paris Beauvais (France) 2 flights/week Sunday 19th June
Milan Bergamo (Italy) 3 flights/week Saturday 18th June
Madrid (Spain) 2 flights/week Sunday 19th June
Dortmund (Germany) 3 flights/week Saturday 18th June
Bologna Forli (Italy) 2 flights/week Monday 20th June
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Wizz Air is not only adding new flights from Tirgu Mures, but also increasing the frequencies to London Luton from 3 to 4/week.
“Five years after Wizz Air launched the first flight from Romania, we are opening our fourth operational base in the country. This is another milestone in our Romanian operations, that indicates our commitment to the Romanian passengers in offering truly affordable fares and a fast growing network. This development will further strengthen our market leadership positions in Romania”, said József Váradi, Chief Executive Officer Wizz Air.
Source: Wizzair.com News Release