He highlighted: the other day a liberal group initiated yet another committee hearing regarding the case of Hungary. European cooperation should be based on mutual respect, and Hungary is therefore asking every Member of the European Parliament to respect the Hungarian people and to stop insulting them, he stated.
Addressing the issue of the rights of ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine's Transcarpathia region, Lazar said their rights must not be curbed. Referring to disputes with Ukraine over its education law, Lazar said the government was "working to retain the opportunity for cooperation". He noted that Ukraine was striving for European Union membership, and called on its government "to observe the custom that once a minority is granted a right, that right should be upheld".