My work / In Bruxelles
MEP’s affirm: the European Union needs to give account of the protection of ethnic and linguistic minoritiesMembers of the European Parliament’s Minority Intergroup drew up a manifesto that lists the necessary steps need to be taken in favor of protecting ethnic and linguistic minorities. The mandate’s last meeting took place on 28 March, Thursday in Strasbourg. Besides preparing the manifesto, the MEPs discussed the situation of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Târgu Mureș - reported Csaba Sógor.
Specific problems of national minorities must also be included in the Future of Europe dialoguesGiven the fact that this year an informal summit of Heads of State and Government of EU Member States will be held in the multi-ethnic region of Transylvania, event where EU leaders want to put their faith in a Europe with visible results for all citizens, autochthonous minorities should feel the outcome as well - said Csaba Sógor in Strasbourg.
Csaba Sógor in the plenary session: Hungarian students of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures/ Marosvásárhely are seriously discriminatedThe latest events that affect Hungarian students at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures/ Marosvásárhely (MOGYE) are seriously discriminating and violate the principles of rule of law - said Csaba Sógor at the mini-plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Csaba Sogor: The EU should screen candidate countries about minority protectionThe European Union should not repeat the mistakes of the past in the case of countries in pre-accession phase - said Csaba Sogor in the debate about the EU’s support for candidate countries. The RMDSZ MEP named Romania as an example, who did not fulfill the promises made at the time of accession regarding minority protection: for instance, it has never adopted the Minority Protection Act, it prevents the restitution of church properties. Many minority rights recorded in law still do not apply in practice.
The European Parliament supports the decrease of economic disparities between regionsThe European Parliament wants to put greater emphasis on the eradication of regional disparities, supporting rural areas and reducing social inequalities through one of the most important funds of the EU - reported Csaba Sógor, after the European Parliament’s plenary voted on the objectives of the European Social Fund for the budget period of 2021-2027, as well as the increase of budgetary framework.
There are member states who are blocking Romania’s accession to the Schengen Area"Some member states of the EU are, without any official reasoning, blocking Romania’s and Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen. With this, they are sending the message to the 25 million EU citizens of the two countries that they are secondary citizens, who don’t even deserve a reasonable explanation for the situation that has developed" - said MEP Csaba Sógor on Monday in the plenary of the European Parliament, where he was making a case for the two member states joining the Schengen Area.
Csaba Sógor: we continue our fight for the protection of the interests of Eastern European truck drivers in the EUOn Thursday Romanian truck drivers were protesting in front of the European Parliament in Brussels against the package new draft legislations on international mobility, which, should it pass, could have the consequence of them losing their competitive advantage and being squeezed out of the European transport market.
Transylvania is not only the past but also the future: the RMDSZ`s English language website about Transylvania has been presented in StrasbourgThe RMDSZ presented the www.transylvania.com website at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, which offers English language content on Transylvania for foreign visitors. The portal sponsored by the Bethlen Gábor Fund and the Eurotrans Foundation reports also about problems of the Hungarian community, besides the attractions of the region: the use of mother tongue, education, property restitution - which are also part of the everyday life of our community.
Csaba Sógor: The EU handles the Schengen accession process with double standardsThe whole EU is negatively affected by delay of the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to Schengen - says the report adopted by the European Parliament on Wednesday. MEP`s reminded the EU institutions in resolutions, that the two countries have already fulfilled in 2011 all the conditions necessary for accession to the Schengen area.