Marius Pașcan, the group leader of the People’s Movement Party in the Romanian Parliament asked President Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister Ludovic Orban to outlaw the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ). This came after Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán wished good luck to pupils preparing for the Baccalaureate exam in Hungary though a Facebook post, to which was attached a picture of a globe, showing a 19th century map of the world, with a visible 19th century Hungary, which provoked Pașcan’s furious reaction.

In the last ten days, Romanian political elites have been continuously scapegoating the Hungarian community, in an attempt to divert attention from the fact that the government is not able to provide adequate solutions to the problems created by the pandemic, and from the economic crisis created due to bad decision-making and inadequate policies adopted by the government.