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Sógor: European Union reports on fundamental rights should focus more on national minorities
Sógor: European Union reports on fundamental rights should focus more on national minorities

Reports of the European Union focus more on the recently arrived migrant communities than on the autochthonous national minorities of  Europe – stated Csaba Sógor during the hearing of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2015. During the public hearing organised on June 16th in the European Parliament, several documents were under discussion: the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’s (FRA) 2016 report and the European Commission’s 2015 report on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.


European wholesalers abuse their dominant market positions
European wholesalers abuse their dominant market positions

The European Parliament aims to discourage unfair trading practices, affecting micro-, small and medium sized enterprises on the European market. SMEs, which make up over 90 percent of the EU’s economic structure, should benefit from a better protection in the food supply chain - concluded the MEPs during the June 6th-9th June Strasbourg plenary session the European Parliament.


One in ten cigarettes sold illegally in the EU
One in ten cigarettes sold illegally in the EU

Illegally smuggled cigarettes and tobacco products cost the member states of the European Union an estimated ten billion Euros per year in lost revenues. In addition to the economic losses, smuggling also undermines public health policies and violates the EU regulations on tobacco manufacturing, distribution and sale - said MEP Csaba Sógor.


The future of Europe discussed at the European People's Party conference in Nice
The future of Europe discussed at the European People's Party conference in Nice

The largest European Party would opt for a pan-European solution and shared responsibility in solving the refugee crisis. The European People’s Party believes that Member States cannot solve alone the challenges the EU is facing. This was one of the main ideas the Members of the EPP have included in the statement summing up the works carried out between the 1st and 3rd of June in Nice. 


Csaba Sógor: The EU should abolish area based restrictions for broadcasting services
Csaba Sógor: The EU should abolish area based restrictions for broadcasting services
26.05.2016 | European Union

Limiting broadcasts to country boarders is very outdated – stated Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament on Wednesday, during the debate on the digital single market strategy. According to the RMDSZ MEP, despite the business interests, in today's world of possibilities offered by new  technologies it is unacceptable that some citizens can’t view sporting events in the language of their choice, even if they have a subscription for the broadcast provider.


Csaba Sógor on collective stigmatization outside and within EU Member States
Csaba Sógor on collective stigmatization outside and within EU Member States

A state regarding its own indigenous national minorities as foreign bodies can lead to social tensions – stated Csaba Sógor in Strasbourg during the debate on the situation of Tatars in the Crimean Peninsula. The DAHR MEP also pointed out that, unfortunately, collective stigmatisation of communities occurs even within the European Union.


Csaba Sógor: Still more to be done in Europe to reduce income inequalities
Csaba Sógor: Still more to be done in Europe to reduce income inequalities
12.05.2016 | European Parliament

In the country where I come from 70 percent of employees are making less than net € 380 per month. What is a middle-class lifestyle in Western Europe is a privilege of the rich in the East – pointed out Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament.

 


Csaba Sógor: Discrimination against Roma and other minorities in Romania
Csaba Sógor: Discrimination against Roma and other minorities in Romania

The anti-Roma manifestations that took place on International Romani day in Romania are not worthy of a European Union Member State, and we cannot allow for these acts of open discrimination to become socially acceptable.