The situation of disabled people discussed in Sfântu-Gheorghe / Sepsiszentgyörgy
Representatives of nongovernmental organizations dealing with the disabled urged for a better support of the work of social organizations and a shared setting of common goals. The specialists had a meeting in Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu-Gheorghe), where they agreed to collaborate more in the future in order to improve the situation of people living with disabilities.
Skills Guarantee programme for the low skilled in the EU
At least seventy million European citizens lack adequate literacy skills who encounter difficulties when working with numbers and have poor digital skills. According to Csaba Sógor these people are the most vulnerable on the EU labour market, and their situation must be improved. The European Commission has presented a draft of its Skills Agenda for Europe in the summer, and the issue landed on the agenda of the European parliament on the 22nd of November. The MEPs had specific questions regarding the Commission's plan.
Sógor Csaba on the fight against corruption in Romania: the abuses ought also be seen by Europe
We cannot stand by and act like we can’t see the abuses of power in the fight against corruption in Romania – stated Sógor Csaba on Monday evening at the plenary session of the European Parliament. The Hungarian MEP from Transylvania showed the example of the Catholic School in Târgu-Mureș - the legality of establishment of which was recently questioned - saying that though the European public opinion often considers Romania’s actions against corruption as exemplary it ought to also see the abuses.
MEPs call for a biding mechanism on the respect for democracy and the rule of law
MEPs called upon the Commission to set up a binding mechanism that would guarantee the respect for democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Member States. As a Hungarian from Romania Csaba Sógor stated: this may be the greatest practical contribution the European Parliament ever made in order to develop a framework for the European Union that would make the Copenhagen Criteria – including on securing the rights of national minorities – binding in case of Member States that already joined the EU.
The exhibition on Bishop Márton Áron opened in Brussels
The exhibition about the life of Bishop Márton Áron arrived to Brussels at the invitation of MEP Csaba Sógor and pastor István Havas, and can be visited between the 12th and the 23rd of October.
Csaba Sógor and Pál Csáky on the future of Europe
Members of the European Parliament Csaba Sógor and Pál Csáky debated about the transitioning Europe, the failings of multiculturalism, as well as the causes and consequences of the migration crises and the effects of Brexit. Hungarian MEP from Slovakia Csáky Pál arrived to Cluj-Napoca for the debate at the invitation of MEP Csaba Sógor. The event that took place on Friday, October 14th was hosted by Lutheran bishop Dezső Zoltán Adorjáni.
They commemorated people of Atid and Șiclod who died during World War I.
Several hundred locals in Atid and Șiclod commemorated World War I victims who died in October of 1916. The event took place on the 9th of October 2016.
Csaba Sógor in the EP: The use of minority community symbols still prohibited in Romania
The government in Romania continues to persecute people for the use of minority community symbols – stated Csaba Sógor during the European Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary session on Monday, October the 3rd.
Csaba Sógor: More effective action from EU institutions against all forms of language discrimination
The European Parliament hosted one of the largest conferences organised in Europe for deaf and hard of hearing people. At the invitation of RMDSZ MEP Csaba Sógor a group of Hungarians from Transylvania also attended the event organised on the European Day of Languages, on the 28th of September. At the closing of the event a parliamentary draft resolution on the improvement of the situation of sign language speakers was also adopted.