“In this ever-changing and stressed Europe there is a need for Christian values, consistency and experience” - argued Csaba Sógor at the meeting of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Miercurea Ciuc. He expressed the need for the Hungarian community in Transylvania to live and grow in a Europe that is strong. He reasoned that if there is a problem with Europe, and if there is a problem with Brussels, it is so because a lot of Christians made the decision to abstain from politics, as if though politics was something sinful that should be avoided.
The 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.
The 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.
South Tyrol is an exemplary region for us, started the meeting Sándor Tamás, Chair of Covasna County Council on Friday. The main speaker of this event was MEP Herbert Dorfmann, who arrived to Transylvania at the invitation of MEPs Csaba Sógor, Gyula Winkler. The first stop of the two day visit was Sepsiszentgyörgy.
One hundred years after the end of World War I, national minorities did not disappear from Europe, they still want to preserve their identity, in the area where they lived for centuries -said Csaba Sógor in Brussels on the mini plenary session on Wednesday.
MEP Csaba Sógor reports in an international publication about the legal situation and violations of the Hungarian minority in Romania. “Following the 2007 EU accession, we had high hopes, that as a member of the European Union, Romania would not afford to fail to comply with the promises made before accession in the protection of minorities. However, it seems that this is the case, so once again it is the EU’s turn to change the attitude of the Member States towards minorities”- stressed the RMDSZ MEP.
Women from Háromszék, who are actively working to achieve community goals, visited the European Parliament on Thursday. Csaba Sógor hosted the members of the RMDSZ Women’s Organization of Háromszék in Brussels.
The plenary of the European Parliament adopted a new report, which emphasizes the protection of national and ethnic minorities. MEP’s call on the European Commission and the Member States, to address more efficiently the issue of protecting minorities. According to Csaba Sógor, national minorities have been expecting such a report for many years.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs voted on the establishment of a European Labour Authority. The plenary adopted the report on Tuesday. The document includes MEP Csaba Sógor’s proposal as well, which requires the new authority to deal with the abolition of discrimination against workers coming from other Member States and step up against labour exploitation.