Kelemen Hunor

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Kelemen Hunor said : "Our union will strengthen the partnership relation with FIDESZ and with the Government that will be installed in May, but, at the same time, we are interested in Romanian-Hungarian bilateral relations have a more accentuated, stronger development and dynamic. We are living in hard times, there are common challenges for all the nations of this region and in Europe and the common answers to these common challenges surely will help us overcome this extremely difficult period from all points of view. For that reason, we believe that strengthening relations must be based on trust, strengthening relations must be undertaken in all possible domains - political, economic, social," External link

agerpres-en Friday, April 15, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "I told the ambassador that the large coalition is committed to implementing the reforms included in the governing program, including the protection of national minorities and the rights of the Hungarian community - all of which are part of the governing program," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 6, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : “Ciucă is an exceptional military man … who went into war theaters,” External link

politico-eu Friday, October 22, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "It takes maturity and we mustn't set conditions to each other, because reshuffling is the job of the prime minister and he, when he makes such a reshuffle, announces the restructuring and the government has to move further. I call on the responsibility of our colleagues and a calm discussion in the coalition in the coming days," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We have a difficult period ahead of us, but I am convinced that together we will be able to overcome it. The third wave has reached Romania too, and if we look at what is happening in Hungary, in Slovakia, Austria, Germany, or France, at the restrictions ordered there, we can say that we will not be spared wave 3. For now there is no explosion in daily Covid cases, but if we look at intensive care, there is already crowding and pressure on the health system. (...) What will happen, whether the incidence will increase or not, whether hospitals will come under more pressure or not, is largely up to us. We have said that we will not go for a total lockdown, there are specific measures in place to ensure safe distancing and prevent crowding in public spaces, through which we can keep the pandemic under control," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 2, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor wrote : "We are substantially improving education, we develop the health system, and investing in large-scale infrastructure. We will be able to start more afforestation and waste management projects, which will improve the people's quality of life. We also made sure that small towns benefit from separate funding under this plan, because so far they've had only few opportunities to access European funds. We must strive for simple rules and little bureaucracy in implementation. UDMR will do everything in this regard!," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor declared : "There is no and . We either eliminate all pensions, because we are all equal, or we don't eliminate anything. So, we are in favor of eliminating all special pensions," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We will support the cancellation of all special pensions, without any distinction. We will not support another variant," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 1, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "That's their opinion, there's no agreement in the coalition. Every citizen is equal before the law," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 1, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "What happened then is horrific. Sure, history is known, almost all the elements are known and I'm sure other information will emerge, but it's important that we are all aware that such events have been possible because the authorities allowed them to happen, because they didn't take firm-handed and determined action, and also because there was no solidarity from the citizens. (...) Unfortunately, even in these years, in the 21st century, the voices of anti-Semitism and xenophobia are coming back and can be strongly heard sometimes," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 22, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "First of all, the governing program must be perfected, because a difficult period is coming, the effects of the economic crisis generated by the pandemic are not yet seen, but they will come and we have to see what resources we have from the national budget and the budget of the European Union so as to be able to solve as many consequences of the crisis as possible. Protecting jobs as much as possible from the effects of the crisis, economic development, investment in infrastructure, agriculture are the most important things in health and in education. These will be the chapters where we will certainly have concrete proposals, on the one hand immediate measures, on the other hand, in the medium and long term, until the end of the electoral cycle," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "The protection of ethnic minorities, every time we are in government, there is such a chapter, without extravagant things or without any new things. And then, the political discussion, the structure of the Government. It should be an efficient government, with extremely well-defined responsibilities and of course, Parliament's structure. These are the three directions, the three levels where we will discuss, without going into details at this moment," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor concluded : "I am always optimistic. In politics, if you are not optimistic, then you have chosen the wrong profession, in politics you cannot act if you do not trust that you can change things for the better, you have to be patient, of course. What are my expectations? To be able to conclude the talks until the drafting of the new Legislature, this will happen on December 21, because before the New Year we must have a Government that by December 31 has to take some decisions for the next year, including the budget. I am not saying that it's a must and it is possible, it would be good it be possible, but I am not convinced that a budget can be voted, but some decisions on which you can build the budget thereafter must be taken this year," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor wrote : "This morning, in the presence of the president of the state, we had an informal discussion with the leaders of PNL and USR, Ludovic Orban and Dan Barna, respectively with the executive chair of PLUS, Dragos Tudorache. The conclusion of the meeting is that on Saturday we will start the official discussions among the three parties- PNL - USR-PLUS and UDMR - in order to form a parliamentary majority and a common government," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I have voted for a strong representation of our community. I am expecting political stability, political predictability and, of course, an interest on the part of the future parliament in the citizens' issues, and less unnecessary and sterile quarrels. I am expecting a budget, the budget law must be voted on this year, immediately after the inauguration of the government, I am waiting for an extremely well-founded budget in which health, education, investment and jobs will be supported and protected. I am expecting political stability that can do what Romanian society needs, on the one hand, and we can right everything that did not go well during this period, especially in the last year, when the pandemic came upon us, not only upon us, which effects may be felt for years to come," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor claimed : "Go out and vote! Fear is not a good adviser, just as anger is not a good adviser. I understand the anger of people, but there, at the moment of the vote, in those few minutes in the polling station, there is no risk, no danger if we respect the rules. And this could be seen after September 27 - the situation did not fundamentally worsen due to the vote," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor explained ( about Official Journal ) : "It is true that there is a decision of the Constitutional Court, the reasoning of the Court is known, but for now we do not know what the President of Romania will do, he has until October 25 to analyse that law that was declared constitutional - he either signs it and has it published in the Official Journal and it enters into force on the 25th or in two days, or sends it back to Parliament. Probably by the 25th, that is all we can say about this law. And this act does not set the date of the elections anyway, it only says that Parliament has the right to set the date of the elections. So there is this issue, which is indeed slightly, but not very complicated, by the decision of the Court. A consensus can be reached if the President steps into his constitutional role and call the parties to consultations. We do not know if this will happen, but from my point of view this is what the President should do," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We will not participate in the vote. If we end up at the vote, we will say: 'Present. Not voting'," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "Something that in the past, a century ago, was a huge joy for the Romanian nation, for the Hungarian nation and for the Hungarians in Romania was a huge loss and a huge sadness. This state of affairs can no longer changed through such debates and by adopting this bill. (...) I am convinced that in this institution, in the Romanian Parliament it would be much more useful, much more pragmatic, closer to today's and tomorrow's truth, if we looked for and found facts that bring us closer and not subjects that separate us," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I said that we will not rally a majority around the PSD candidate for the position of prime minister. (...) The vote on the censure motion was intended to block the change of the electoral system regarding the election of mayors, it was not aimed at another political project. And I said we do not have a proposal for the position of prime minister," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor ( about Calin Popescu Tariceanu ) : "Adoptarea a 25 de OUG în ședința de Guvern de marți este ceva fără precedent. Dacă PNL a avut la un moment dat, acum câțiva ani, când guverna PSD, o poziție corectă și se pronunța împotriva acestor ordonanțe, acum ceea ce s-a întâmplat este un abuz de putere împotriva Parlamentului, împotriva Legislativului, să dai 25 de ordonanțe de urgență fără dezbatre, fără nicio transparență. Constituția vorbește de situații excepționale. Eu sper ca Avocatul Poporului să sesizeze CCR și sper ca CCR să respingă majoritatea acestor ordonanțe”. Călin Popescu Tăriceanu : " External link

hotnews-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We know what kind of a country we want, what kind of a future we want for the Hungarians in Transylvania. We want a country where citizens are equal and ethnic communities are equal, not only at the declaratory level, but also in terms of real rights," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "After the prime minister's announcement, we expect him to come to Parliament with the letter of commitment and then there has to be a censure motion from those who disagree with both the procedure and the content of the procedure. We have said from the very beginning that no one can ask us anything that is against the interests of the community. So we have not endorsed mayors being elected in two-round polls and said that we will do everything in our power by parliamentary means not to change the rules of the game in 2020 just a few months before the local elections. Therefore, in the case of responsibility being assumed, the only possibility for the law not to come into force is to overthrow the government and that can be done through a censure motion. We expect there will be a censure motion and we will vote on the censure motion when debated in Parliament and voted on. It's ok, we are not in conflict with anyone; our position was known when we signed that PNL Government support agreement," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Ludovic Orban called me; I talked to him before the government meeting. He told me what he was to do, I told him I understood and I told him if there was a possibility to table a censure motion we would submit one and vote on it. That's life," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor concluded : "If the government falls, the constitutional procedure opens for early elections, but until the early elections there is more way to go. (...) The next government will be made by the prime minister the president will appoint. We are currently not interested in governing. I am expecting the government to be liberal again. If it passes ... I do not know if it passes. Although I do not want to go that far and I do not want to speculate. At this moment I am talking about the first step. In the case of responsibility being assumed, the first step is the censure motion. If the motion passes, of course, another procedure opens, but then we have to talk about it. The ball will be in the President's court, not in the political parties'," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I voted for a better country, for a finer country, a country that will prosper and a country that will know economic growth and political stability. I voted as I promised, nothing changed for 10-12 days, when I said how I will vote, and personally I did so. I hope the five years that come are better than those behind us," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "To be active, to be involved, to try to understand the problems of society and to have some priorities; Romania should count, the interest of each person should come first and some priorities for the next five years, so that respect and trust in society should be a principle and a core value," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "That is why I think that as many people should turn out to vote as possible. Every vote counts, because it means legitimacy, and it also means getting the citizens involved in the affairs of the city," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "If we ruled Romania, from this position of president, of course - nothing more - I can assure you that after 10 years Romania would look much better, it would be a much better country, finer and as all of us would wish it to (...) My programme is for every person, it is not only for the Hungarians or only for the Romanians. In the presidential campaign you cannot say that you have a programme for just one community. So, what I have proposed means a better country for all," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor stated : "Today we signed this agreement which is a very simple agreement, a very short text and which speaks for a year until the parliamentary elections of 2020 and speaks of what this Government should do in this period, it places emphasis on budget matters, the budget amendment which needs to be done as fast as possible," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "In the European Union there are very few states with a semi-presidential structure. I believe that in Romania it would be a huge mistake to give enhanced powers to one man, regardless of how wise he is, how much of a thinker he is, because one is at rule today and tomorrow there is someone else. There must be a balance in respect to the state powers. I am the partisan of the parliamentary republic. I am in favour of a proportional system for electing Parliament. Most certainly, here we can discuss the preferential order, establish the order, but the result must be proportional. Each vote produces a mandate where the vote was cast. Not elsewhere, because this isn’t fair. It is not democratic to cast the vote in one place and generate a mandate in another. I don’t believe the Romanian society is an angelical society, producing every once in a while, once in four years, a diabolical parliament. No. Parliament is a faithful mirror of the society," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 27, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor pointed out ( about Liberal Parti ) : "We believe that there is need of a written agreement and that’s why we gave a text to our Liberal colleagues, a text which includes the elements that I have already mentioned here, for this period, 2019-2020. For every time when we supported a government, be it a minority or a majority one, every time that we had a parliamentary collaboration, we did it based on a written agreement, a signed agreement. Through collaboration, discussions, arguments, we can overcome this period of two-three years that separated us and increase the level of mutual trust between UDMR and PNL (National Liberal Party)," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "Whenever we agree to provide parliamentary support - of course, when we are in a coalition, there’s another discussion - we also put down an agreement. From our point of view, this would be the optimal solution, the best solution: a written agreement. We also discussed a tentative written agreement. Neither we, nor the PNL colleagues have reached a decision yet, but my not so long 20-year experience with Romanian politics (... ) has taught me that even written agreements are often broken. Yet, it’s good to have an agreement put on paper," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 18, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "We think we should continue these discussions. Next week we will brief our groups on everything we discussed today. We didn’t promise support, because due to what happened in previous years there is a low level of trust between UDMR and PNL, and this is why we need very sincere and (...) in-depth discussions to see what the government intends to do," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 18, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor told ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Probably, President Iohannis will announce the name of the future Prime Minister today. I said that we don’t give a blank cheque to anyone. We don’t reject from the start, but we cannot promise to support any government either, before seeing the governing programme and what are the measures this government plans to take, before seeing the list of ministers. As soon as we know these things, we will be able to say if we support the future government or not," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor says ( about Liberal Parti ) : "a Liberal single-party government is taking shape" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor told : "A Liberal, single-party government is likely to emerge. We’ll see. Probably on Tuesday we’ll know President Iohannis’s proposal for Prime Minister and we’ll see if it’s Ludovic Orban. Of course, we don’t give him a blank cheque, there haven’t been on-point discussions, at this moment we don’t know what Ludovic Orban’s plans are, what he wants the National Liberal Party to do in one year of governing. After we learn his intentions we’ll be able to say whether we vote for such a government or not. Now it’s too early to say what our stance will be, but as a principle, this is the formula that takes shape: a single-party Liberal government with a one-year term," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "At the consultations [with President Iohannis] we said that the most urgent challenge is to have a government voted in Parliament, in order to put an end to the political crisis, because there are problems that need to be solved: the budget adjustment, a budget blueprint for next year, the organization of elections, the administration of the country and this should also be the mandate of the new government, which will have a limited term of one year in an electoral year when one shouldn’t proceed to reforms and one doesn’t need to reach all areas. One simply has to handle the current problems and the problems that need to be solved within a year, without resorting to emergency ordinances. We also proposed solutions - we said that the first option would be a UDMR premier. We think that would succeed in building a majority, but of course, it all depends on President Iohannis," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We do not believe in the version of the early elections for a single reason. At the present moment, they would mean an interim Government until March, April, possibly May, they would mean Parliament dissolved after December, until December it cannot be done, it would mean that a budget will not be made and we will have no budget until June next year. (...) Throwing the country into such a political, financial crisis means that you are irresponsible, it means you do not see the risks of entering 2020 in an election year without a budget approved in Parliament, but, of course, if everyone comes to the conclusion that early elections are needed now, then we are ready, but we do not support them just because of this, that you cannot leave the country without a budget until next year," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "We had no doubt the current executive had to leave, as the requirements for a good governance were no longer in place," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 11, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "The political situation is relatively simple, but we, the politicians, complicate it to a greater extent. (...) On the one hand, it is very clear that this Government no longer has the necessary internal resources, neither professional nor political ones. It no longer has the fuel to continue ruling. It is useless to try, we do not see the premises of good governing, which should be the sole purpose of a government. It is not to be understood that there might be something personal, but we simply find that this Government is exhausted. (...) If the Government fails to enforce the legislation in effect, it is clear that it no longer has the necessary force to govern," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 11, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "The Prime Minister should come to Parliament to ask for a vote, as provided by the Constitution, this is the normal way, the democratic way, if the coalition that had the vote of the majority in Parliament has gone, you must come before Parliament. If she doesn’t get 233 votes, she must step down, this is the situation, with or without censure motion, but this problem must be solved fast. And it must be solved shortly, by the end of the year, because a new budget draft is needed, a budget revision is needed. (...) That is why, the negotiations must be carried out in this sense too, we must understand, articulate all political interests. It isn’t easy, in an election campaign, before the presidential elections, but, if we don’t do this, if we constantly look in the mirror and woner who’s coming behind us, with what percentages and what intentions, we’ll all lose," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor stated : "Ever since 1996, we have always had a candidate in the presidential elections, although it is very possible the past will not lead us to its logical future. This is a matter of honour, it became a matter of honour for us, for like this we can express that we are equal citizens of this country. (...) We need to have a candidate because nobody else would speak about our goals or the problems of our community for us. I learnt this in the past years when the candidates never truly spoke about our problems and, if they spoke, they would never say what we would have liked them to say. The Romanian society, the Romanian politics, must always come with offers for the Hungarian community in Romania and the national minorities in general. But we saw that this never happened, and that only a Hungarian candidate can do this, as every other time. (...) We are the voice of the Hungarian community, but let’s speak about what kind of country we have and what kind of country we can imagine to have (...) For when we speak about the future of this country, we also speak about the future of the Hungarian community, about the relation between the Romanian community and the Hungarian community, between the minority and majority, and next years’ objectives. And if we consider all of these things, then the answer is clear. We need a Hungarian candidate to run in the presidential elections every time," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "When we signalled there was an illegal building there, they should have stopped it by the power of state institutions, if this was otherwise impossible. I wrote the Prime Minister, spoke to the coalition, pleading with them to stop what is going on there, because it’s not good, moral or legal," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor concluded : "When we signalled there was an illegal building there, they should have stopped it by the power of state institutions, if this was otherwise impossible. I wrote the Prime Minister, spoke to the coalition, pleading with them to stop what is going on there, because it’s not good, moral or legal," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We have held an extremely simple and very logical position. We have said that after this referendum there is a need to revise the Constitution, and revision requires a revision bill that has to be drafted by specialists to be properly done. We said that the answer to the first question is known, things are simple, but to the second question, about emergency ordinances, we believe that one can take a more decisive step, and we believe that the citizens will not be angry if the institution of emergency ordinance is repealed from the Constitution. Emergency ordinances remain only for exceptional cases - war, natural disasters. We have to restore Parliament’s lawmaking power and take it away from the Government. Fast-tracking in lawmaking is possible if there is a majority, a political will, in an emergency procedure in Parliament, and if this power is fully vested in Parliament. I am convinced that in a rather short period of time, Parliament can have its credibility restored, that credibility that is currently missing. We believe that this courageous, decisive step must be taken if we revise the Constitution this year," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I voted for a strong European Union, where the voice of the Hungarian community will be heard. We need a strong representation, and that is why today I voted for a strong presence in the European Parliament. I voted likewise in the referendum, and as promised, as I announced from the very beginning, I am urging all enfranchised citizens to go to the ballot box, go out and vote, because today is the day when we cannot be tired or disappointed, in any way, we have to turn out and vote. So I am urging everyone to go out and vote in the European elections today," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 27, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "Through the exit-poll result, 5.4 pct means that we will have in the next five years a powerful voice in the European Parliament. (...) The number of votes, if these estimates after the counting of all votes are confirmed, means we have around 440,000-450,000 votes, which in the European Parliament elections I don’t believe we’ve ever had. (...) I believe that we must wait for the vote count. I believe that we will have a powerful representation and we promise that our representatives in the EP will have a powerful voice, a very determined one, because we must continue the path that we’ve set on, including the Minority SafePack, this package to defend ethnic minorities in the EU, which is an important desiderata for us. At the same time, we must be present where decisions are made, when the EU will reform itself," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 27, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor ( about Mihai Tudose ) : ”UDMR va lăsa coaliția PSD-ALDE să arate că are majoritate. Noi nu am luat o decizie, dar eu cred că dacă am votat o dată Guvernul, primul Guvern Grindeanu, după aceea Tudose, o dată Guvernul Dăncilă, a patra oară nu cred că va fi cazul să votăm un Guvern, mai ales că ei au majoritate. Vreau eu să se demonstreze că au majoritate, ei trebuie să adune 233 de voturi, noi încercăm să nu-i încurcăm nici pe cei din Opoziție, nici pe cei din PSD-ALDE și de aceea eu cred că dacă se va demonstra că această coaliție are majoritate, poate reușim și noi să stopăm aceste acuzații total nefondate că PSD-ALDE stă în voturile noastre și permanent noi nu știu ce șantajăm în dreapta și în stânga, ceea ce nu este adevărat” External link

hotnews-en Monday, April 22, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I believe that she must be chief prosecutor where she is running for office. That is what I think. (...) So, if she has this expertise, if they say it is okay, after the hearings, after the vote, I have nothing against this," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "In the first round we will have a candidate. If we do not win and we do not enter the runoff, we will see. But we will definitely have a candidate," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor affirmed : "I think it is a great irresponsibility that the Government has not come up with a budget plan by December 2018 at the latest, nor in October, November, December, as due. I think it conveys a very, very bad message and I hoped that we will have an extraordinary session in January. There might not be one, I think it will be postponed, this extraordinary session has not yet been convened, there is no budget plan devised yet, I do not know what the reasons for that might be and in the meantime, there is a chaos. Why? Because public administrations cannot make any plans, economic enterprises, entrepreneurs, no one in this country can make plans without a budget, everybody is on stand-by, they operate in stand-by and live in stand-by. And if the budget reaches Parliament only in February, then a viable budget will only be outlined at the end of March, early April. This will be the interval in which the country will operate, will function without a budget. This is not good, it’s bad, it’s unacceptable," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "But something else happened, another bad decision was made, for which we criticized and criticize the government. An emergency ordinance that changes the fiscal policy was adopted in the last days of December. A lot of things are changing in a field that does not enjoy sudden moves. It takes half a year for the society to be able to prepare, every segment of society, from public administrations to SMEs, to large multinational companies, to big entrepreneurs, for every economy to prepare for the new rules of the game. At present, this emergency ordinance cannot even be applied and I strongly wonder how the parliamentary debate will take place, it will not be a pleasure walk because it only increases the chaos. The situation must be improved. (...) And if corrections are needed, if a new fiscal policy is needed, then they already need to be prepared in early 2019, so as to have them enter into force in 2020. We have criticized and will continue to criticize this government, this ruling coalition, we will also table proposals for amendment in the event of this emergency ordinance," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : “We did not support them last year, when they were enacted only several ways before the end of the year, and we do not support now the provisions of the emergency ordinance passed by the government (emergency ordinance 114/2018),” External link

romania-insider Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I have a challenging proposal. You didn't manage to come up with an alternative governing programme in two years, so that my proposal is let's make it together. But, in order to avoid you looking with strange eyes at one another and being jealous of one another, we will make it under your coordination. We are going to prepare a document in February, March, April, whenever you like it. So, when the time comes for the censure motion in the spring session, you shouldn't be unprepared. And if you are not going to have a Prime Minister proposal (...) we will propose one, when the time comes. Maybe you can increase thus your chance of taking over power," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 21, 2018 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor : “I can’t vote for or against the motion” External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT



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Kelemen Hunor said : "Our union will strengthen the partnership relation with FIDESZ and with the Government that will be installed in May, but, at the same time, we are interested in Romanian-Hungarian bilateral relations have a more accentuated, stronger development and dynamic. We are living in hard times, there are common challenges for all the nations of this region and in Europe and the common answers to these common challenges surely will help us overcome this extremely difficult period from all points of view. For that reason, we believe that strengthening relations must be based on trust, strengthening relations must be undertaken in all possible domains - political, economic, social," External link

agerpres-en Friday, April 15, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "I told the ambassador that the large coalition is committed to implementing the reforms included in the governing program, including the protection of national minorities and the rights of the Hungarian community - all of which are part of the governing program," External link

agerpres-en Monday, December 6, 2021 11:01:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : “Ciucă is an exceptional military man … who went into war theaters,” External link

politico-eu Friday, October 22, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "It takes maturity and we mustn't set conditions to each other, because reshuffling is the job of the prime minister and he, when he makes such a reshuffle, announces the restructuring and the government has to move further. I call on the responsibility of our colleagues and a calm discussion in the coalition in the coming days," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:54:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We have a difficult period ahead of us, but I am convinced that together we will be able to overcome it. The third wave has reached Romania too, and if we look at what is happening in Hungary, in Slovakia, Austria, Germany, or France, at the restrictions ordered there, we can say that we will not be spared wave 3. For now there is no explosion in daily Covid cases, but if we look at intensive care, there is already crowding and pressure on the health system. (...) What will happen, whether the incidence will increase or not, whether hospitals will come under more pressure or not, is largely up to us. We have said that we will not go for a total lockdown, there are specific measures in place to ensure safe distancing and prevent crowding in public spaces, through which we can keep the pandemic under control," External link

roumanie-en Friday, April 2, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor wrote : "We are substantially improving education, we develop the health system, and investing in large-scale infrastructure. We will be able to start more afforestation and waste management projects, which will improve the people's quality of life. We also made sure that small towns benefit from separate funding under this plan, because so far they've had only few opportunities to access European funds. We must strive for simple rules and little bureaucracy in implementation. UDMR will do everything in this regard!," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor declared : "There is no and . We either eliminate all pensions, because we are all equal, or we don't eliminate anything. So, we are in favor of eliminating all special pensions," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7:52:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We will support the cancellation of all special pensions, without any distinction. We will not support another variant," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 1, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "That's their opinion, there's no agreement in the coalition. Every citizen is equal before the law," External link

roumanie-en Monday, February 1, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "What happened then is horrific. Sure, history is known, almost all the elements are known and I'm sure other information will emerge, but it's important that we are all aware that such events have been possible because the authorities allowed them to happen, because they didn't take firm-handed and determined action, and also because there was no solidarity from the citizens. (...) Unfortunately, even in these years, in the 21st century, the voices of anti-Semitism and xenophobia are coming back and can be strongly heard sometimes," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 22, 2021 8:34:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "First of all, the governing program must be perfected, because a difficult period is coming, the effects of the economic crisis generated by the pandemic are not yet seen, but they will come and we have to see what resources we have from the national budget and the budget of the European Union so as to be able to solve as many consequences of the crisis as possible. Protecting jobs as much as possible from the effects of the crisis, economic development, investment in infrastructure, agriculture are the most important things in health and in education. These will be the chapters where we will certainly have concrete proposals, on the one hand immediate measures, on the other hand, in the medium and long term, until the end of the electoral cycle," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "The protection of ethnic minorities, every time we are in government, there is such a chapter, without extravagant things or without any new things. And then, the political discussion, the structure of the Government. It should be an efficient government, with extremely well-defined responsibilities and of course, Parliament's structure. These are the three directions, the three levels where we will discuss, without going into details at this moment," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor concluded : "I am always optimistic. In politics, if you are not optimistic, then you have chosen the wrong profession, in politics you cannot act if you do not trust that you can change things for the better, you have to be patient, of course. What are my expectations? To be able to conclude the talks until the drafting of the new Legislature, this will happen on December 21, because before the New Year we must have a Government that by December 31 has to take some decisions for the next year, including the budget. I am not saying that it's a must and it is possible, it would be good it be possible, but I am not convinced that a budget can be voted, but some decisions on which you can build the budget thereafter must be taken this year," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, December 12, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor wrote : "This morning, in the presence of the president of the state, we had an informal discussion with the leaders of PNL and USR, Ludovic Orban and Dan Barna, respectively with the executive chair of PLUS, Dragos Tudorache. The conclusion of the meeting is that on Saturday we will start the official discussions among the three parties- PNL - USR-PLUS and UDMR - in order to form a parliamentary majority and a common government," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 9:17:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I have voted for a strong representation of our community. I am expecting political stability, political predictability and, of course, an interest on the part of the future parliament in the citizens' issues, and less unnecessary and sterile quarrels. I am expecting a budget, the budget law must be voted on this year, immediately after the inauguration of the government, I am waiting for an extremely well-founded budget in which health, education, investment and jobs will be supported and protected. I am expecting political stability that can do what Romanian society needs, on the one hand, and we can right everything that did not go well during this period, especially in the last year, when the pandemic came upon us, not only upon us, which effects may be felt for years to come," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, December 6, 2020 8:39:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor claimed : "Go out and vote! Fear is not a good adviser, just as anger is not a good adviser. I understand the anger of people, but there, at the moment of the vote, in those few minutes in the polling station, there is no risk, no danger if we respect the rules. And this could be seen after September 27 - the situation did not fundamentally worsen due to the vote," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:22:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor explained ( about Official Journal ) : "It is true that there is a decision of the Constitutional Court, the reasoning of the Court is known, but for now we do not know what the President of Romania will do, he has until October 25 to analyse that law that was declared constitutional - he either signs it and has it published in the Official Journal and it enters into force on the 25th or in two days, or sends it back to Parliament. Probably by the 25th, that is all we can say about this law. And this act does not set the date of the elections anyway, it only says that Parliament has the right to set the date of the elections. So there is this issue, which is indeed slightly, but not very complicated, by the decision of the Court. A consensus can be reached if the President steps into his constitutional role and call the parties to consultations. We do not know if this will happen, but from my point of view this is what the President should do," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We will not participate in the vote. If we end up at the vote, we will say: 'Present. Not voting'," External link

roumanie-en Monday, August 31, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "Something that in the past, a century ago, was a huge joy for the Romanian nation, for the Hungarian nation and for the Hungarians in Romania was a huge loss and a huge sadness. This state of affairs can no longer changed through such debates and by adopting this bill. (...) I am convinced that in this institution, in the Romanian Parliament it would be much more useful, much more pragmatic, closer to today's and tomorrow's truth, if we looked for and found facts that bring us closer and not subjects that separate us," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I said that we will not rally a majority around the PSD candidate for the position of prime minister. (...) The vote on the censure motion was intended to block the change of the electoral system regarding the election of mayors, it was not aimed at another political project. And I said we do not have a proposal for the position of prime minister," External link

roumanie-en Friday, February 7, 2020 10:25:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor ( about Calin Popescu Tariceanu ) : "Adoptarea a 25 de OUG în ședința de Guvern de marți este ceva fără precedent. Dacă PNL a avut la un moment dat, acum câțiva ani, când guverna PSD, o poziție corectă și se pronunța împotriva acestor ordonanțe, acum ceea ce s-a întâmplat este un abuz de putere împotriva Parlamentului, împotriva Legislativului, să dai 25 de ordonanțe de urgență fără dezbatre, fără nicio transparență. Constituția vorbește de situații excepționale. Eu sper ca Avocatul Poporului să sesizeze CCR și sper ca CCR să respingă majoritatea acestor ordonanțe”. Călin Popescu Tăriceanu : " External link

hotnews-en Wednesday, February 5, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We know what kind of a country we want, what kind of a future we want for the Hungarians in Transylvania. We want a country where citizens are equal and ethnic communities are equal, not only at the declaratory level, but also in terms of real rights," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "After the prime minister's announcement, we expect him to come to Parliament with the letter of commitment and then there has to be a censure motion from those who disagree with both the procedure and the content of the procedure. We have said from the very beginning that no one can ask us anything that is against the interests of the community. So we have not endorsed mayors being elected in two-round polls and said that we will do everything in our power by parliamentary means not to change the rules of the game in 2020 just a few months before the local elections. Therefore, in the case of responsibility being assumed, the only possibility for the law not to come into force is to overthrow the government and that can be done through a censure motion. We expect there will be a censure motion and we will vote on the censure motion when debated in Parliament and voted on. It's ok, we are not in conflict with anyone; our position was known when we signed that PNL Government support agreement," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said ( about Ludovic Orban ) : "Ludovic Orban called me; I talked to him before the government meeting. He told me what he was to do, I told him I understood and I told him if there was a possibility to table a censure motion we would submit one and vote on it. That's life," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor concluded : "If the government falls, the constitutional procedure opens for early elections, but until the early elections there is more way to go. (...) The next government will be made by the prime minister the president will appoint. We are currently not interested in governing. I am expecting the government to be liberal again. If it passes ... I do not know if it passes. Although I do not want to go that far and I do not want to speculate. At this moment I am talking about the first step. In the case of responsibility being assumed, the first step is the censure motion. If the motion passes, of course, another procedure opens, but then we have to talk about it. The ball will be in the President's court, not in the political parties'," External link

roumanie-en Friday, January 17, 2020 9:18:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I voted for a better country, for a finer country, a country that will prosper and a country that will know economic growth and political stability. I voted as I promised, nothing changed for 10-12 days, when I said how I will vote, and personally I did so. I hope the five years that come are better than those behind us," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "To be active, to be involved, to try to understand the problems of society and to have some priorities; Romania should count, the interest of each person should come first and some priorities for the next five years, so that respect and trust in society should be a principle and a core value," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 25, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "That is why I think that as many people should turn out to vote as possible. Every vote counts, because it means legitimacy, and it also means getting the citizens involved in the affairs of the city," External link

roumanie-en Monday, November 11, 2019 9:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "If we ruled Romania, from this position of president, of course - nothing more - I can assure you that after 10 years Romania would look much better, it would be a much better country, finer and as all of us would wish it to (...) My programme is for every person, it is not only for the Hungarians or only for the Romanians. In the presidential campaign you cannot say that you have a programme for just one community. So, what I have proposed means a better country for all," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:36:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor stated : "Today we signed this agreement which is a very simple agreement, a very short text and which speaks for a year until the parliamentary elections of 2020 and speaks of what this Government should do in this period, it places emphasis on budget matters, the budget amendment which needs to be done as fast as possible," External link

roumanie-en Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "In the European Union there are very few states with a semi-presidential structure. I believe that in Romania it would be a huge mistake to give enhanced powers to one man, regardless of how wise he is, how much of a thinker he is, because one is at rule today and tomorrow there is someone else. There must be a balance in respect to the state powers. I am the partisan of the parliamentary republic. I am in favour of a proportional system for electing Parliament. Most certainly, here we can discuss the preferential order, establish the order, but the result must be proportional. Each vote produces a mandate where the vote was cast. Not elsewhere, because this isn’t fair. It is not democratic to cast the vote in one place and generate a mandate in another. I don’t believe the Romanian society is an angelical society, producing every once in a while, once in four years, a diabolical parliament. No. Parliament is a faithful mirror of the society," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 27, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor pointed out ( about Liberal Parti ) : "We believe that there is need of a written agreement and that’s why we gave a text to our Liberal colleagues, a text which includes the elements that I have already mentioned here, for this period, 2019-2020. For every time when we supported a government, be it a minority or a majority one, every time that we had a parliamentary collaboration, we did it based on a written agreement, a signed agreement. Through collaboration, discussions, arguments, we can overcome this period of two-three years that separated us and increase the level of mutual trust between UDMR and PNL (National Liberal Party)," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:13:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "Whenever we agree to provide parliamentary support - of course, when we are in a coalition, there’s another discussion - we also put down an agreement. From our point of view, this would be the optimal solution, the best solution: a written agreement. We also discussed a tentative written agreement. Neither we, nor the PNL colleagues have reached a decision yet, but my not so long 20-year experience with Romanian politics (... ) has taught me that even written agreements are often broken. Yet, it’s good to have an agreement put on paper," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 18, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "We think we should continue these discussions. Next week we will brief our groups on everything we discussed today. We didn’t promise support, because due to what happened in previous years there is a low level of trust between UDMR and PNL, and this is why we need very sincere and (...) in-depth discussions to see what the government intends to do," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 18, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor told ( about Klaus Iohannis ) : "Probably, President Iohannis will announce the name of the future Prime Minister today. I said that we don’t give a blank cheque to anyone. We don’t reject from the start, but we cannot promise to support any government either, before seeing the governing programme and what are the measures this government plans to take, before seeing the list of ministers. As soon as we know these things, we will be able to say if we support the future government or not," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:01:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor says ( about Liberal Parti ) : "a Liberal single-party government is taking shape" External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor told : "A Liberal, single-party government is likely to emerge. We’ll see. Probably on Tuesday we’ll know President Iohannis’s proposal for Prime Minister and we’ll see if it’s Ludovic Orban. Of course, we don’t give him a blank cheque, there haven’t been on-point discussions, at this moment we don’t know what Ludovic Orban’s plans are, what he wants the National Liberal Party to do in one year of governing. After we learn his intentions we’ll be able to say whether we vote for such a government or not. Now it’s too early to say what our stance will be, but as a principle, this is the formula that takes shape: a single-party Liberal government with a one-year term," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "At the consultations [with President Iohannis] we said that the most urgent challenge is to have a government voted in Parliament, in order to put an end to the political crisis, because there are problems that need to be solved: the budget adjustment, a budget blueprint for next year, the organization of elections, the administration of the country and this should also be the mandate of the new government, which will have a limited term of one year in an electoral year when one shouldn’t proceed to reforms and one doesn’t need to reach all areas. One simply has to handle the current problems and the problems that need to be solved within a year, without resorting to emergency ordinances. We also proposed solutions - we said that the first option would be a UDMR premier. We think that would succeed in building a majority, but of course, it all depends on President Iohannis," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, October 13, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We do not believe in the version of the early elections for a single reason. At the present moment, they would mean an interim Government until March, April, possibly May, they would mean Parliament dissolved after December, until December it cannot be done, it would mean that a budget will not be made and we will have no budget until June next year. (...) Throwing the country into such a political, financial crisis means that you are irresponsible, it means you do not see the risks of entering 2020 in an election year without a budget approved in Parliament, but, of course, if everyone comes to the conclusion that early elections are needed now, then we are ready, but we do not support them just because of this, that you cannot leave the country without a budget until next year," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:04:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor added : "We had no doubt the current executive had to leave, as the requirements for a good governance were no longer in place," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 11, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "The political situation is relatively simple, but we, the politicians, complicate it to a greater extent. (...) On the one hand, it is very clear that this Government no longer has the necessary internal resources, neither professional nor political ones. It no longer has the fuel to continue ruling. It is useless to try, we do not see the premises of good governing, which should be the sole purpose of a government. It is not to be understood that there might be something personal, but we simply find that this Government is exhausted. (...) If the Government fails to enforce the legislation in effect, it is clear that it no longer has the necessary force to govern," External link

roumanie-en Friday, October 11, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "The Prime Minister should come to Parliament to ask for a vote, as provided by the Constitution, this is the normal way, the democratic way, if the coalition that had the vote of the majority in Parliament has gone, you must come before Parliament. If she doesn’t get 233 votes, she must step down, this is the situation, with or without censure motion, but this problem must be solved fast. And it must be solved shortly, by the end of the year, because a new budget draft is needed, a budget revision is needed. (...) That is why, the negotiations must be carried out in this sense too, we must understand, articulate all political interests. It isn’t easy, in an election campaign, before the presidential elections, but, if we don’t do this, if we constantly look in the mirror and woner who’s coming behind us, with what percentages and what intentions, we’ll all lose," External link

roumanie-en Sunday, September 8, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor stated : "Ever since 1996, we have always had a candidate in the presidential elections, although it is very possible the past will not lead us to its logical future. This is a matter of honour, it became a matter of honour for us, for like this we can express that we are equal citizens of this country. (...) We need to have a candidate because nobody else would speak about our goals or the problems of our community for us. I learnt this in the past years when the candidates never truly spoke about our problems and, if they spoke, they would never say what we would have liked them to say. The Romanian society, the Romanian politics, must always come with offers for the Hungarian community in Romania and the national minorities in general. But we saw that this never happened, and that only a Hungarian candidate can do this, as every other time. (...) We are the voice of the Hungarian community, but let’s speak about what kind of country we have and what kind of country we can imagine to have (...) For when we speak about the future of this country, we also speak about the future of the Hungarian community, about the relation between the Romanian community and the Hungarian community, between the minority and majority, and next years’ objectives. And if we consider all of these things, then the answer is clear. We need a Hungarian candidate to run in the presidential elections every time," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, August 31, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "When we signalled there was an illegal building there, they should have stopped it by the power of state institutions, if this was otherwise impossible. I wrote the Prime Minister, spoke to the coalition, pleading with them to stop what is going on there, because it’s not good, moral or legal," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor concluded : "When we signalled there was an illegal building there, they should have stopped it by the power of state institutions, if this was otherwise impossible. I wrote the Prime Minister, spoke to the coalition, pleading with them to stop what is going on there, because it’s not good, moral or legal," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, June 8, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "We have held an extremely simple and very logical position. We have said that after this referendum there is a need to revise the Constitution, and revision requires a revision bill that has to be drafted by specialists to be properly done. We said that the answer to the first question is known, things are simple, but to the second question, about emergency ordinances, we believe that one can take a more decisive step, and we believe that the citizens will not be angry if the institution of emergency ordinance is repealed from the Constitution. Emergency ordinances remain only for exceptional cases - war, natural disasters. We have to restore Parliament’s lawmaking power and take it away from the Government. Fast-tracking in lawmaking is possible if there is a majority, a political will, in an emergency procedure in Parliament, and if this power is fully vested in Parliament. I am convinced that in a rather short period of time, Parliament can have its credibility restored, that credibility that is currently missing. We believe that this courageous, decisive step must be taken if we revise the Constitution this year," External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, June 5, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I voted for a strong European Union, where the voice of the Hungarian community will be heard. We need a strong representation, and that is why today I voted for a strong presence in the European Parliament. I voted likewise in the referendum, and as promised, as I announced from the very beginning, I am urging all enfranchised citizens to go to the ballot box, go out and vote, because today is the day when we cannot be tired or disappointed, in any way, we have to turn out and vote. So I am urging everyone to go out and vote in the European elections today," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 27, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "Through the exit-poll result, 5.4 pct means that we will have in the next five years a powerful voice in the European Parliament. (...) The number of votes, if these estimates after the counting of all votes are confirmed, means we have around 440,000-450,000 votes, which in the European Parliament elections I don’t believe we’ve ever had. (...) I believe that we must wait for the vote count. I believe that we will have a powerful representation and we promise that our representatives in the EP will have a powerful voice, a very determined one, because we must continue the path that we’ve set on, including the Minority SafePack, this package to defend ethnic minorities in the EU, which is an important desiderata for us. At the same time, we must be present where decisions are made, when the EU will reform itself," External link

roumanie-en Monday, May 27, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor ( about Mihai Tudose ) : ”UDMR va lăsa coaliția PSD-ALDE să arate că are majoritate. Noi nu am luat o decizie, dar eu cred că dacă am votat o dată Guvernul, primul Guvern Grindeanu, după aceea Tudose, o dată Guvernul Dăncilă, a patra oară nu cred că va fi cazul să votăm un Guvern, mai ales că ei au majoritate. Vreau eu să se demonstreze că au majoritate, ei trebuie să adune 233 de voturi, noi încercăm să nu-i încurcăm nici pe cei din Opoziție, nici pe cei din PSD-ALDE și de aceea eu cred că dacă se va demonstra că această coaliție are majoritate, poate reușim și noi să stopăm aceste acuzații total nefondate că PSD-ALDE stă în voturile noastre și permanent noi nu știu ce șantajăm în dreapta și în stânga, ceea ce nu este adevărat” External link

hotnews-en Monday, April 22, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I believe that she must be chief prosecutor where she is running for office. That is what I think. (...) So, if she has this expertise, if they say it is okay, after the hearings, after the vote, I have nothing against this," External link

roumanie-en Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "In the first round we will have a candidate. If we do not win and we do not enter the runoff, we will see. But we will definitely have a candidate," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor affirmed : "I think it is a great irresponsibility that the Government has not come up with a budget plan by December 2018 at the latest, nor in October, November, December, as due. I think it conveys a very, very bad message and I hoped that we will have an extraordinary session in January. There might not be one, I think it will be postponed, this extraordinary session has not yet been convened, there is no budget plan devised yet, I do not know what the reasons for that might be and in the meantime, there is a chaos. Why? Because public administrations cannot make any plans, economic enterprises, entrepreneurs, no one in this country can make plans without a budget, everybody is on stand-by, they operate in stand-by and live in stand-by. And if the budget reaches Parliament only in February, then a viable budget will only be outlined at the end of March, early April. This will be the interval in which the country will operate, will function without a budget. This is not good, it’s bad, it’s unacceptable," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "But something else happened, another bad decision was made, for which we criticized and criticize the government. An emergency ordinance that changes the fiscal policy was adopted in the last days of December. A lot of things are changing in a field that does not enjoy sudden moves. It takes half a year for the society to be able to prepare, every segment of society, from public administrations to SMEs, to large multinational companies, to big entrepreneurs, for every economy to prepare for the new rules of the game. At present, this emergency ordinance cannot even be applied and I strongly wonder how the parliamentary debate will take place, it will not be a pleasure walk because it only increases the chaos. The situation must be improved. (...) And if corrections are needed, if a new fiscal policy is needed, then they already need to be prepared in early 2019, so as to have them enter into force in 2020. We have criticized and will continue to criticize this government, this ruling coalition, we will also table proposals for amendment in the event of this emergency ordinance," External link

roumanie-en Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : “We did not support them last year, when they were enacted only several ways before the end of the year, and we do not support now the provisions of the emergency ordinance passed by the government (emergency ordinance 114/2018),” External link

romania-insider Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:56:00 AM EAT

Kelemen Hunor said : "I have a challenging proposal. You didn&#39;t manage to come up with an alternative governing programme in two years, so that my proposal is let&#39;s make it together. But, in order to avoid you looking with strange eyes at one another and being jealous of one another, we will make it under your coordination. We are going to prepare a document in February, March, April, whenever you like it. So, when the time comes for the censure motion in the spring session, you shouldn&#39;t be unprepared. And if you are not going to have a Prime Minister proposal (...) we will propose one, when the time comes. Maybe you can increase thus your chance of taking over power," External link

roumanie-en Friday, December 21, 2018 4:13:00 PM EAT

Kelemen Hunor : “I can’t vote for or against the motion” External link

roumanie-en Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:03:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
preşedintele4.76%RO06/17/201717/06/2017
leader57.14%EN06/15/201715/06/2017
liderul4.76%RO02/10/201710/02/2017
chairman19.05%EN12/28/201628/12/2016
head4.76%EN12/14/201614/12/2016
preşedintele udmr9.52%RO06/26/201626/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Kelemen HunorEN39.88%
Kelemen HunorRO34.10%
Kelemen HunorHU26.01%


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