Csaba Sógor: The report of the Council of Europe on Romania needs to have consequencesThe report on the application of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of the Council of Europe evaluating Romania needs to have consequences. There is no doubt this member state severely violates its commitments on minority protection, undertaken at the time of EU accession - said Csaba Sógor during the miniplenary session in Brussels.
Csaba Sógor: Minority Safepack aims to achieve mandatory minority protection regulations in member statesCsaba Sógor thinks the situation of national minorities doesn’t draw enough attention because most of Western European countries have already settled majority-minority relations: there are acting conflict solving mechanisms, as well as several types of autonomies that ensure maintaining the identity of minorities.
Romanian justice system debated in the European Parliament“The EU shouldn’t just evaluate the Romanian justice system from corruption point of view, but rather expect the rule of law to prevail, given the fact that the majority of citizens think that this is what the justice system lacks” - argued Csaba Sógor in Strasbourg in the debate about the Romanian justice system.
Csaba Sógor argued against geo-blocking audio-visual media content“Citizens are offended when television providers limit access to a media service. Watching a sports game for instance shouldn’t be limited because of geocoding” - argued Csaba Sógor on the geo-blocking regulation voted on 6 February in the European Parliament.
Celebrating 450 years from the Edict of Torda (1568)The 450 year old historical event Edict of Torda (1568) was remembered in Brussels. On January 23 MEPs Csaba Sógor, Gyula Winkler and László Tőkés, together with the Hungarian Unitarian Church, organized a conference and opened an exhibition in the European Parliament.
Csaba Sógor: The Day of Hungarian Culture is an opportunity to rediscover our valuesThe Day of Hungarian Culture (June 23) is an opportunity to rediscover our values and reevaluate our attitude towards preserving our linguistic, cultural and spiritual heritage - said Csaba Sógor in Csíkszereda/Miercurea Ciuc during the award ceremony of the Németh Géza memorial prize.
There are strong links between the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the centenary of the Great Union of RomaniaThe theme of the European year in 2018 is Cultural Heritage, which similarly to the centenary of the Great Union of Romania from this year is an opportunity to present our Hungarian values and our community’s heritage that makes Europe more diverse - said Csaba Sógor, according to whom our cultural heritage is made of our religious traditions and national identity, but there are elements of collective European values as well. The topic was on the agenda of the European Parliament Wednesday evening.
Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament: The Romanian PM’s declarations intimidate minorities
A death threat has been made by the prime minister of Romania over the use of symbols, this proves how inaccurate the assumptions are that the country has exemplary minority protection policies - reacted Csaba Sógor Monday evening in the plenary session of the European Parliament to the statements of the socialist prime minister, Mihai Tudose.
Csaba Sógor: Signatures collected demonstrate our community’s problems are important
Supporting the Minority Safepack initiative can prove that the 50 million EU citizens that belong to an ethnic or linguistic minority group are facing specific issues - said Csaba Sógor in his presentation in Csíkszereda/Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. The RMDSZ MEP thinks that the signatures demonstrate that our community’ problems are important and need to be considered more thoroughly by the EU. The minority protection problem cannot be treated solely as a member state issue.