My work / In Bruxelles
Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament: A successful citizens’ initiative confirms ethnic minorities expect solutions from the EUThe 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.
The European Parliament supports lagging regions catching upThe 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 StrasbourgFollowing 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 consequencesThe 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.
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.
Csaba Sógor argued against geo-blocking audio-visual media content“Citizens are offended when television providers limit access to a media service. Watching a sports game for instance shouldn’t be limited because of geocoding” - argued Csaba Sógor on the geo-blocking regulation voted on 6 February in the European Parliament.
Celebrating 450 years from the Edict of Torda (1568)The 450 year old historical event Edict of Torda (1568) was remembered in Brussels. On January 23 MEPs Csaba Sógor, Gyula Winkler and László Tőkés, together with the Hungarian Unitarian Church, organized a conference and opened an exhibition in the European Parliament.
There are strong links between the European Year of Cultural Heritage and the centenary of the Great Union of RomaniaThe theme of the European year in 2018 is Cultural Heritage, which similarly to the centenary of the Great Union of Romania from this year is an opportunity to present our Hungarian values and our community’s heritage that makes Europe more diverse - said Csaba Sógor, according to whom our cultural heritage is made of our religious traditions and national identity, but there are elements of collective European values as well. The topic was on the agenda of the European Parliament Wednesday evening.
Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament: The Romanian PM’s declarations intimidate minorities
A death threat has been made by the prime minister of Romania over the use of symbols, this proves how inaccurate the assumptions are that the country has exemplary minority protection policies - reacted Csaba Sógor Monday evening in the plenary session of the European Parliament to the statements of the socialist prime minister, Mihai Tudose.