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Csaba Sógor: the existance of offshore tax havens leads to the loss of citizens’ confidenceThe database containing 13,4 million files about offshore investments, the so-called Paradise Papers case leaked in the beginning of November was on the agenda of the European Parliament’s plenary session this week, in Strasbourg. Csaba Sógor expressed his thoughts on the Tuesday debate: in the case of offshore tax havens beside state budgets it’s democracy and free market-economy that are most in danger.
Equal treatment should not be a privilege in the European Union
"The situation and problems of European linguistic and ethnic minorities need more attention in the EU, especially if we consider that equal treatment is not a privilege but a right of every European citizen" - among others, this is a thought that is vigorously sustained by MEP Csaba Sógor and included in a new Opinion of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, of which he was the rapporteur. The LIBE Opinion also urges a more effective application of the European Citizens’ Initiative.
Csaba Sógor asked the European Commission to act on loopholes in EU legislation concerning minority protection
The loopholes in EU legislation concerning minority protection have clear negative consequences on the lives of millions of EU citizens. Therefore, acting on such longstanding omissions is as much a priority as monitoring the application of the EU law - argued Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament. In the Parliament session’s Thursday debate the politician of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania pointed out the shortcomings of the European minority protection in his speech on the report on monitoring the application of EU law in 2015.
Sustaining inner border controls represents a violation of SchengenThe European citizens who are directly affected by Schengen inner border controls are rightfully indignant - said MEP Csaba Sógor. The representative of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania took the floor during the Strasbourg plenary to claim: sustaining inner border controls represents a violation of one of the greatest achievements of the EU.
Hate speech that incites against the Hungarian minority is getting more and more common in RomaniaHate speech that incites against the Hungarian minority is getting more and more common in Romania - said MEP Csaba Sógor during the plenary sessionof the European Parliament. According to the Romanian politician this fenomenon may make the political scene more tensioned than it already is and may freeze dialogue between the majority population and the Hungarian minority.
Celebrating Hungarian National Day October 23 in CanadaWe are worthy of the memory of the heroes of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 only if we can overcome pusillanimity and selfishness and if we are able to celebrate and act together so that wherever we live in this world, we can stand as free Hungarians - said MEP Csaba Sógor in his speech in Montreal, where he celebrated October 23 with the Hungarian community.
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in BrusselsThe 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Brussels with a Transylvanian event-series. MEP Csaba Sógor, representative of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania invited the choir of the Protestant Theological Institute of Cluj-Napoca to perform in the capital of Europe. An exhibition on the Reformation in Central and Eastern Europe made by the pupils of Lórántffy Zsuzsa Reformed High School was also presented.
We need more trust between consumers, producers and the European Union
Trust, quality, security of the source, community-thinking and exemplariness are all important values to have when operating regional and local production or sale - said MEP Csaba Sógor on the Go local! conference organized by the Committee of the Regions. The event took place on 11 October in Brussels on the Week of European Cities and Regions.
The EU has to promote the dialogue between the majority and minorities
The EU has to promote the dialogue between the majority and minorities, said Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament. The politician of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) thinks that while the EU rightly condemns violation of human rights outside its territory, it pays less attention to minority rights within its borders.
Csaba Sógor on the ‘State of the Union’ speech of the European Commission President
We often witness that the national, autochthonous or linguistic minorities living on the territory of the European Union are discriminated against, this is why it is welcome that the president of the European Commission considers that we have to ensure a European Union of freedom, of equality of rights and of rule of law - Csaba Sógor reacted to Jean-Claude Junker’s ‘State of the Union’ speech in the European Parliament.