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The specific problems of national minorities must also be included in the Future of Europe dialogues
The specific problems of national minorities must also be included in the Future of Europe dialogues
25.02.2019 | European Parliament

Given the fact that this year an informal summit of Heads of State and Government of EU Member States will be held in the multi-ethnic region of Transylvania, event where EU leaders want to put their faith in a Europe with visible results for all citizens, autochthonous minorities should feel the outcome as well - said Csaba Sógor in Strasbourg.


Csaba Sógor in the plenary session: Hungarian students of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures/ Marosvásárhely are seriously discriminated
Csaba Sógor in the plenary session: Hungarian students of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures/ Marosvásárhely are seriously discriminated
25.02.2019 | European Parliament

The latest events that affect Hungarian students at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu Mures/ Marosvásárhely (MOGYE) are seriously discriminating and violate the principles of rule of law - said Csaba Sógor at the mini-plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels.


Csaba Sógor: We are trying to avoid the decrease of EU funds
Csaba Sógor: We are trying to avoid the decrease of EU funds
28.01.2019 | European Parliament

“Our communities can only develop, if we are able to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the European Union. Transylvania can only be developed with efficient local governments and their persistent work” - said Csaba Sógor. The RMDSZ MEP participated in the annual report on activities of Gheorgheni/Gyergyóremete town council. The council spent more than 4 million euros of EU funds on various local developments.


Csaba Sogor: The EU should screen candidate countries about minority protection
Csaba Sogor: The EU should screen candidate countries about minority protection
23.01.2019 | European Parliament

The European Union should not repeat the mistakes of the past in the case of countries in pre-accession phase - said Csaba Sogor in the debate about the EU’s support for candidate countries. The RMDSZ MEP named Romania as an example, who did not fulfill the promises made at the time of accession regarding minority protection: for instance, it has never adopted the minority protection act, it prevents the restitution of church properties. Many minority rights recorded in law still do not apply in practice.      


The European Parliament supports the decrease of economic disparities between regions
The European Parliament supports the decrease of economic disparities between regions
17.01.2019 | European Parliament

The European Parliament wants to put greater emphasis on the eradication of regional disparities, supporting rural areas and reducing social inequalities through one of the most important funds of the EU - reported Csaba Sógor, after the European Parliament’s plenary voted on the objectives of the European Social Fund for the budget period of 2021-2027, as well as the increase of budgetary framework.


The European Parliament supports the decrease of economic disparities between regions
The European Parliament supports the decrease of economic disparities between regions
10.01.2019 | European Parliament

The European Parliament wants to put greater emphasis on the eradication of regional disparities, supporting rural areas and reducing social inequalities through one of the most important funds of the EU - reported Csaba Sógor, after the European Parliament’s plenary voted on the objectives of the European Social Fund for the budget period of 2021-2027, as well as the increase of budgetary framework.

 

 


Csaba Sógor: There is a need for Christian thinking and politics in Europe
Csaba Sógor: There is a need for Christian thinking and politics in Europe
28.12.2018 | European Parliament

“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.


Csaba Sogor: The EU handles the Schengen accession process with double standards
Csaba Sogor: The EU handles the Schengen accession process with double standards
11.12.2018 | European Parliament

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 a model region for Szekerland- Herbert Dorfmann vitited Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfantu Gheorghe
South Tyrol is a model region for Szekerland- Herbert Dorfmann vitited Sepsiszentgyörgy/Sfantu Gheorghe
07.12.2018 | European Parliament

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.


We are helping Romania to use EU funds in the most efficient way
We are helping Romania to use EU funds in the most efficient way
29.11.2018 | European Parliament

The EP committee votes on the common provisions regulation of the European Structural and Investment Funds for the 2021-2027 budget cycle has ended with a number of positive results for Romania. According to Csaba Sógor, the most important outcome is that the EU funding for Member States has increased and the committee has decided on more favourable conditions for terms of use.


One Hundred years after World War I, national minorities did not disappear from Europe
One Hundred years after World War I, national minorities did not disappear from Europe
29.11.2018 | European Parliament

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.


More and more people think in Europe, that further steps need to be taken to protect minorities at European level
More and more people think in Europe, that further steps need to be taken to protect minorities at European level
28.11.2018 | European Parliament

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.


The European Social Fund should respond more effectively to labour market and social challenges
The European Social Fund should respond more effectively to labour market and social challenges
23.11.2018 | European Parliament

On Monday afternoon, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted on the priorities of the European Social Fund (ESF). The adopted report includes a number of proposed amendments of MEP Csaba Sógor, which highlight the aspects of lagging regions and the point of view of disadvantaged social groups.


Community leaders from Háromszék/Trei Scaune visited the European Parliament
Community leaders from Háromszék/Trei Scaune visited the European Parliament
23.11.2018 | European Parliament

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.


Csaba Sógor: European Labour Authority protects the interest of those who work abroad
Csaba Sógor: European Labour Authority protects the interest of those who work abroad
21.11.2018 | European Parliament

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.


The LIBE Committee of the European Parliament calls for a framework convention about the protection of national minorities
The LIBE Committee of the European Parliament calls for a framework convention about the protection of national minorities
11.10.2018 | European Parliament

On Wednesday, the most comprehensive report on the protection of national minorities has been adopted by the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament. According to Csaba Sógor, the report urges a number of problems that the Hungarian community in Romania faces day by day. The report confirms of the need for a minority protection framework in the EU.


Romania will be considerably affected by a trade war with the U.S.
Romania will be considerably affected by a trade war with the U.S.
19.03.2018 | European Parliament

Romania belongs to those EU countries that will be considerably affected by the U.S. duties on steel and aluminium imports from the EU, declared MEP Iuliu WINKLER, Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) in the European Parliament, in a press conference in Deva, on Monday.


Romanian justice system debated in the European Parliament
Romanian justice system debated in the European Parliament
07.02.2018 | European Parliament

“The EU shouldn’t just evaluate the Romanian justice system from corruption point of view, but rather expect the rule of law to prevail, given the fact that the majority of citizens think that this is what the justice system lacks” - argued Csaba Sógor in Strasbourg in the debate about the Romanian justice system.


Csaba Sógor argued against geo-blocking audio-visual media content
Csaba Sógor argued against geo-blocking audio-visual media content
06.02.2018 | European Parliament

“Citizens are offended when television providers limit access to a media service. Watching a sports game for instance shouldn’t be limited because of geocoding” - argued Csaba Sógor on the geo-blocking regulation voted on 6 February in the European Parliament.


More effective EU trade policy for sustainable development goals
More effective EU trade policy for sustainable development goals
17.01.2018 | European Parliament

The European Union (EU) needs to strive for an efficient implementation of provisions found in the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapters within EU Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), stated Member of European Parliament (MEP) Iuliu Winkler, in the Tuesday evening Strasbourg Plenary sitting. The RMDSZ MEP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA), has presented the EPP Group´s position, in the debate on the INTA question for oral answer for the European Commission regarding the implementation of TSD Chapters in EU FTAs.