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.