Laszlo Tokes, European Parliament Vice President declared on Friday for the Romanian news television Realitates TV that Romanian politicians wrongly interpret that he talked about the independence of the region where Hungarians live in Romania and underlined that he does not refer to the autonomy of this region.

He explained that he made a comparison with Kosovo, but we are satisfied with an autonomy statute, Tokes said. He criticized the duplicitary attitude of the Hungarian Democrats: they have an ambiguous discourse about autonomy: they tell us that they agree with the autonomy but when they make declarations in front of the majority, they say something else.

Tokes said that Hungary only wants what is accepted under EU norms. He said that Hungarians in Romania are loyal citizens of the country they residein. He underlined that they do not call for independence they just want autonomy.