“Today we draw attention to the need for devoted people. We are encouraging everyone to join this programme because families, talented young people and the Hungarian community in Transylvania as a whole have a lot to gain from it”, said Csaba Sógor on 24 November, Friday in the Bethlen Gábor College of Aiud, at the celebration of the “Godparent-programme” of the college.
“In Transylvania we build churches and we fill them with life. We can show a good example to the whole of Europe by keeping our communities strong. We can prove that it is worth believing and rejoicing in the Lord”, said MEP Csaba Sógor in his celebratory speech in Cetatea de Baltă/Küküllővár at the consecrating service of the newly renovated church.
The Conference of Women in Szeklerland organized by the Women’s Association in Udvarhelyszék of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania revolved around the topic of tradition and modernity. 50 women participated in Homoródfürdő/ Băile Homorod on November 10 and 11, on the 4th edition of the conference. The event was supported by EPP MEP Csaba Sógor.
“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.
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.
The 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.
We 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 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.