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Hungarian MEPs of the Carpathian Basin commemorated the Rákóczi War of Independence in Șumuleu Ciuc/ Csíksomlyó

The 315th anniversary of the Rákóczi War of Independence was commemorated in Șumuleu Ciuc/ Csíksomlyó after the Pentecost Pilgrimage Holy Mass. Participants from all over the Carpathian Basin brought with them symbolically some ground and placed it in the Rákóczi Memorial,  as a sign of reuniting former Hungarian territories.


David McAllister visited headquarters of Hungarian minority party RMDSZ in Transylvania

"Although the situation of different autochthonous minorities varies extremely in the EU, it would be necessary to create a European legal framework. The European People's Party (EPP) will continue to keep minority protection on the European Union’s agenda" - said German MEP David McAllister on Thursday in Cluj-Napoca.


Winners of the My Transylvanian Trips competition awarded in Brașov/Brassó

The competition entitled My Transylvanian Trips encouraged students from Brașov/Brassó county to discover their surrounding region. MEP Csaba Sógor, member of the Romanian Parliament, Izabella Ambrus together with the RMDSZ organization and Youth Council in Brașov county organized the competition that attracted 66 students from 9 locations.


The EP would increase effectiveness of the fight against terrorism

In order to increase the effectiveness of the fight against terrorism, the European Parliament accepted on April 18 the Council of Europe’s recommendation to adopt a convention on the prevention of terrorism. Csaba Sógor, EPP responsible of the file also contributed to shaping the EP's opinion.


Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament: A successful citizens’ initiative confirms ethnic minorities expect solutions from the EU

The European Commission has to present legislative proposals on critical areas, as requested by the Minority Safepack initiative - said Csaba Sógor in Strasbourg.


We reject discriminatory treatment of workers in the EU!

Press release by Ádám Kósa and Csaba Sógor

Several EPP MEP’s including Ádám Kósa (FIDESZ) and Csaba Sógor (RMDSZ) addressed a written question to the European Commission, in relation to Eastern European workers in Austria whose family members live in the country of origin. The action was necessary because the new Austrian government may apply measures on decreasing tax paying workers’ legitimate rights. In its response the response of the European Commission categorically rejects the discriminatory measures regarding the indexation of family allowances.


EPP supports students’ Business & Law professional days in Cluj-Napoca

Csaba Sógor spoke on Ongoing debates in the European Union on law and economy students’ Business & Law professional days in Cluj-Napoca, organized on 17 March for the 11th time by the Imre Mikó College. The event with the topic What does the future hold? was supported by the RMDSZ MEP and the EPP.


Minority subjects were on the agenda of the forum discussion in Miercurea Ciuc

European minority issues were on the agenda of the forum discussion organized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Bartalis János Christian Cultural Association. The event took place on Friday 16 March and RMDSZ MEP Csaba Sógor was invited as guest speaker. Another participant at the meeting was Miklós Soltész, Secretary of State from Hungary, responsible for religious, national and civil affairs.


Csaba Sógor in Mediaș: we need to hear the calling of the ’48 Revolution

“On your feet, magyar!” – wrote 170 years ago the Hungarian poet Sándor Petőfi. This call has reached and mobilized every generation since, including us, today - said Csaba Sógor in his festive speech on the memorial event of the Hungarian National Day in Medgyes/Mediaș.


The European Parliament supports lagging regions catching up

The European Parliament accepted a resolution regarding the situation of lagging regions. The MEPs are asking the EU to continue to support cohesion policy, by ensuring the resources in the next budget cycle for lagging regions. In the opinion of Csaba Sógor it is in the interest of Romanian Hungarians that the EU continues to ensure resources for cohesion policy.