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Iohannis: The debate around this referendum has been dominated by serious misinformation campaigns

Culture and education are the main ways through which we can protect ourselves against the virulent manipulation attempts and, in the Centennial Year, Romania had to pass an important test, President Klaus Iohannis stated on Wednesday. 

"In the Centennial Year, Romania had to pass an important test and social peace was affected by a period of tensions which affected the referendum for the amendment of the Constitution. When social peace is disturbed, the entire society suffers. The debate around this referendum has been dominated by serious misinformation campaigns, in which hate speeches and even some with extremist accents have prevailed. Culture and education are the main ways through which we can protect ourselves against the virulent manipulation attempts. Only through education and appealing to culture we can become more tolerant in order to surpass, with wisdom and maturity, the attempts to divide the society," President Klaus Iohannis stated at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace, where it was held the decoration ceremony of employees of the State Jewish Theater, film director Catalina Buzoianu and head of the Swiss Foundation for Pipe Organs of Romania Ernst Leonhardt. 

According to the President, the ceremony held at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace depicts Romania's involvement in the events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. 

"I congratulate and wish you to serve with passion, many years from now, Romania's culture and the European cultural heritage! Art has a major contribution to a healthy social life, being the space for the free expression of the deepest and most authentic experiences. Through art, we can understand better that we can become more spiritually rich when accepting diversity," the head of state added.

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