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Csaba Sógor: the integration of the Western Balkans could be an EU success story
Csaba Sógor: the integration of the Western Balkans could be an EU success story
04.04.2017 |

There is little talk about further extending the borders of the European Union, when we bring up the subject of the future of the EU, even though this is an issue of utmost importance in stabilizing the Western Balkans – argued Csaba Sógor during the Strasbourg plenary session.


Csaba Sógor in the EP on President Johannis’ statement regarding minorities

National minorities in Romania should be the ones to judge their situation themselves, not the head of state, who has made it clear several times, that he thinks of himself not as a German but as a Romanian of German descent – stated Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament during the plenary session of February. 


The RMDSZ on amending the Criminal Code: Parliamentary debate is the only solution
The RMDSZ on amending the Criminal Code: Parliamentary debate is the only solution
01.02.2017 |

We do not support the Government's decision and we believe that amending the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code via emergency government ordinances was a mistake. The RMDSZ upholds its original view that both codes should be amended in accordance with the decisions of theConstitutional Courtand only subsequent to a parliamentary debate.


Csaba Sógor: Addressing minority issues - a precondition for the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
Csaba Sógor: Addressing minority issues - a precondition for the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The new Ukrainian education draft law is a setback regarding mother tongue education, ignoring the concerns expressed by representatives of national minorities – pointed out Csaba Sógor, adding that apparently the Ukrainian Government has not read the conclusions of the most recent European Council meeting on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, which emphasizes that the principles of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights should be respected in the country.


Use of mother tongue should be encouraged in the European Union
Use of mother tongue should be encouraged in the European Union

Use of mother tongue and informing citizens in their own language ought to be encouraged in the European Union – this was the conclusion of the conference held in the European Parliament, where MEPs and language experts debated on the issue of linguistic equality in the digital age. Participants agreed, that the use of mother tongue would not only stimulate the economy but could also contribute to EU citizens being properly informed.


Csaba Sógor: The EP finally talks about national minorities
Csaba Sógor: The EP finally talks about national minorities

The most recent, 2015 European Union report on the situation of fundamental rights finally has a chapter dedicated to the rights of minorities. In the opinion of Csaba Sógor the European Union was long overdue to consider facts regarding national minorities living within the EU borders. MEPs debated and voted on the report on Monday, December 13th, during the European Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary session. 


Csaba Sógor: Young people should use more the EU learning and development opportunities available to them
Csaba Sógor: Young people should use more the EU learning and development opportunities available to them
05.12.2016 | Youth , European Union

Youth leaders and Hungarian youth organizations in Transylvania play an important role in promoting the learning opportunities available to young people in the European Union – stated Csaba Sógor in Cluj-Napoca, where he met with youth leaders on Saturday, December 3rd


Hunor Kelemen: we need more rights, security and respect for the Hungarian community in Romania! – the RMDSZ has signed a parliamentary collaboration agreement  with the new government coalition
Hunor Kelemen: we need more rights, security and respect for the Hungarian community in Romania! – the RMDSZ has signed a parliamentary collaboration agreement with the new government coalition
22.12.2016 | Government

Restitution of confiscated properties, free use of minority symbols, proper application and extension of minority rights are just a few aspects included in the agreement signed by the RMDSZ and the newly established government coalition inBucharest.