We can be an example of how the two countries treat national minorities – said Jandroković after meeting with his Hungarian counterpart. He considers that the level of rights enjoyed by the Croatian national minority, including the right to education, to political representation, culture and identity maintenance, and the right to use the language, is very high. December 2018 Calendar Template Printable The Hungarian Parliament’s prime minister stressed that, with the already usual good Hungarian-Croatian relations even more pronounced Interparliamentary cooperation. Croatia is, first of all, a good neighbor for Hungary. An important economic partner and very successful as a tourist partner, given the 600,000 Hungarians who spend their vacation in Croatia. He is also a good partner in articulating our common interests in the European Parliament. Relationship with our minorities can be a good example for those who care about it in the European Parliament – Kövér said. Jandroković recalled that this is a continuation of the dialogue that began a year ago, a visit to Budapest was his first international visit as the Speaker of Parliament.
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No matter, because he wanted to say that “these relations are important, they are friendly and content and we want to develop them”. For his stay in Pécs, Jandrokovic visited Croatian Education Center Miroslav Krleža, Croatian Theater and met at the Croatian House with representatives Croatian national minorities, associations and various institutions representing Croatians in Hungary. – It is a great honor for us to visit the President of the Croatian Parliament. We could inform him about the conditions of our lives in which we work, both politically and culturally, through civilian organizations. We emphasized our thoughts on the future of Croats in Hungary, with the most important institutionalization of Croatian state self-government, that is, a kind of cultural autonomy of Croats in Hungary.
On that occasion, we also called for moral and financial assistance for some programs and from our home country – said Ivan Gugan, president of the Croatian state government in Hungary. December 2018 Calendar Template Printable Although according to official figures of 30,000 Croats in Hungary, Gugan holds that it is still more realistic than 50,000. Croats are territorially scattered in Hungary, living mostly in rural environments from the border with Croatia, Serbia (Vojvodina) to the border with Austria and Slovakia. New home – I’m really impressed with what I saw in Pécs. It is up to us to help Croatians living here to preserve their identity, language, culture, all the recognizance they have.