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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.


The exhibition on ‘Freedom of conscience and religion’ presented in Strasbourg

Following its opening in Bruxelles, the exhibition entitled The heritage of the Transylvanian freedom of conscience and religious tolerance was presented in Strasbourg. The panels provide information on the importance of the 1568 Edict of Torda and the foundation of the Unitarian Church.


Csaba Sógor: The report of the Council of Europe on Romania needs to have consequences

The 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 states

Csaba 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.