Prime Minister Viktor Orban called on voters to participate in the upcoming European Parliament elections and asked ethnic Hungarians to support the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ), in Sibiu (Nagyszeben), in central Romania, on Thursday. Arriving at an informal meeting of EU heads of state and government, Orban told reporters that "first of all, I want to campaign among ethnic Hungarians, and generally among all Romanian citizens, to turn up for this vote of great importance for Romania, Hungary and all European countries." "Secondly, one always comes to Romania to improve Romanian-Hungarian relations. We would like to see tighter cooperation between the two countries and the two peoples," he said. "Thirdly, I want to ask ethnic Hungarians living here to vote for the RMDSZ list," Orban said.