Csaba Sógor asked the European Commission to act on loopholes in EU legislation concerning minority protection

27.10.2017 | European Parliament
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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.

“In this sense, it was definitely regrettable that the Commission only accepted to register the Minority SafePack European Citizens’ Initiative when forced by a judgment of the EU Tribunal.” said the MEP from Transylvania, reminding his fellow colleagues that the initiators of the petition only asked the registration of a set of legal acts aimed at improving the protection of persons belonging to national and linguistic minorities and at strengthening cultural and linguistic diversity in the Union – something that is a founding value of the European Union.