Next session of Máért to be a remedy for ethnic problems
Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 15:54
Ethnic Hungarian communities and the government will have a chance to resolve their differences at the next session of the Hungarian Permanent Conference (Máért), a forum of ethnic Hungarian organizations, the government and party representatives, Dezső Avarkeszi, Government Commissioner in charge of immigration issues told the press on Tuesday. A recent meeting of ethnic Hungarian organizations held in Romania revealed issues over which the government and ethnic Hungarians in neighbouring countries were at odds, such as dual citizenship for ethnic kin and the role of Máért. The government is scheduled to initiate talks between the four parliamentary parties in mid-October to discuss options for an amendment to the constitution defining the legal status of ethnic Hungarians living in other countries. Máért meets at least once a year and is convened by the prime minister.