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The European Citizens’ Initiative to start next week

The official launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative, introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, is scheduled to happen Sunday, the 1st of April. An initiative needs to be supported by at least one million EU citizens coming from at least 7 member states in order to call on the European Commission to start legislative procedures in a subject that is within its jurisdiction.


Several thousands protested for the use of Catalan language

At the initiative of Csaba Sógor, several MEPs addressed a question to the Commission and the Council.


Csaba Sógor emphasized the importance of the protection of Catalan language rights

In its meeting held during the plenary session of the EP from last week, the European Parliament’s Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages debated several topics related to the language rights of traditional national minorities.


DAHR’s youth caravan was in Baraolt this weekend

At the initiative of the youth candidates for local elections from the Covasna regional branch of DAHR, the Alliance’s youth caravan began its journey at the beginning of March. The young candidates will visit 20 localities in order to present their plans and programmes.


The revolution of 1848, commemorated at Odorheiu Secuiesc through a science history conference

This year, the Mayor’s Office of Odorheiu Secuiesc organized a three-day event in order to commemorate the revolution and war of independence of 1848. Alongside the official commemoration in the Márton Áron Square, locals could also take part in cultural and traditional programmes and attend a two-day scientific conference as well.


Commemoration of the 1848 revolution in Strasbourg

At the initiative of Edit Bauer and Alajos Mészáros, Hungarian MEPs from Slovakia, this year too, members of the Hungarian EPP delegation paid their respects at the Sándor Petőfi memorial column in Strasbourg.The column, erected in 1990, is the common achievement of the Alsatian city that is home to the EP and of the French-Hungarian Friendship Society.


Stronger European presence in the case of cooperative societies

DAHR’s MEP Csaba Sógor was the shadow-rapporteur on behalf of the EPP for the own-initiative report on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society with regard to the involvement of employees.


Minorities need constructive justice

The European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) made an official visit to Burma (Myanmar) at the beginning of March.


Referendum in Latvia: Russian may become official state language

On February 18th Latvia voted on whether to grant Russian the status of second state language. The referendum was initiated by the Native Language NGO with the aid of the For Human Rights in United Latvia political party.


About the future of the dairy industry and the 2012 Annual Growth Survey in the EP

Several issues that have a direct effect on the life of the Hungarian community in Transylvania were discussed during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg between the 13th and 16th of February.