Basescu asking for a document to be issued to ban presence in Romania of Jobbik party members

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President Traian Basescu on Tuesday called on Parliament and the Government to issue a legislative document to ban the presence in Romania of extremist Hungarian party Jobbik.

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'I noticed yesterday the high-level presence in Romania of the Hungarian extremist party Jobbik. I believe the time has come for us to put an end to the actions of this party on Romania's soil. I am publicly asking the Government and Parliament to issue a legislative document to ban the presence in Romania of the members and leaders of the Jobbik party. This is an extremist party that has no shared responsibility. A rise in the weight of extremist parties is being noticed. If Hungary is unable to place them under control, at least they should not be allowed on Romania's soil,' Basescu told a news conference at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.

He added that he will have an applied conversation at the next meeting of Romania's Supreme Council for National Defence (CSAT), arguing that 'freedom, democracy, the free movement of persons, the right to free expression cannot go that far as to become extremist approaches that hurt others.'

'Jobbik is an extremist party of which even the Hungarian Government is ashamed and refuse to allow them in alliances. I cannot see why we should be ashamed of chasing them out and ban their access to Romania. Their behaviour in Targu Mures justifies such a measure against Jobbik,' said Basescu. AGERPRES

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