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Equal treatment should not be a privilege in the European Union
13.11.2017 | European Parliament

The situation and problems of European linguistic and ethnic minorities need more attention in the EU, especially if we consider that equal treatment is not a privilege but a right of every European citizen” - among others, this is a thought that is vigorously sustained by MEP Csaba Sógor and included in a new Opinion of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament, of which he was the rapporteur. The LIBE Opinion also urges a more effective application of the European Citizens’ Initiative.


Csaba Sógor asked the European Commission to act on loopholes in EU legislation concerning minority protection
Csaba Sógor asked the European Commission to act on loopholes in EU legislation concerning minority protection
27.10.2017 | European Parliament

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.


The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Brussels
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Brussels
17.10.2017 | European Parliament

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in Brussels with a Transylvanian event-series. MEP Csaba Sógor, representative of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania invited the choir of the Protestant Theological Institute of Cluj-Napoca to perform in the capital of Europe. An exhibition on the Reformation in Central and Eastern Europe made by the pupils of Lórántffy Zsuzsa Reformed High School was also presented. 


Csaba Sógor raised his voice again in the EP for the Catholic high school in Târgu Mureș
Csaba Sógor raised his voice again in the EP for the Catholic high school in Târgu Mureș
26.09.2017 | European Parliament

Yes, this is happening in the European Union, not somewhere in the third world - Csaba Sógor said in the European Parliament about the situation of the Roman Catholic Theological High School from Târgu Mureș.


Csaba Sógor on the ‘State of the Union’ speech of the European Commission President
Csaba Sógor on the ‘State of the Union’ speech of the European Commission President
26.09.2017 | European Parliament

We often witness that the national, autochthonous or linguistic minorities living on the territory of the European Union are discriminated against, this is why it is welcome that the president of the European Commission considers that we have to ensure a European Union of freedom, of equality of rights and of rule of law - Csaba Sógor reacted to Jean-Claude Junker’s ‘State of the Union’ speech in the European Parliament.


Helping disadvantaged children. The Ház a Holnapért turns 20.
Helping disadvantaged children. The Ház a Holnapért turns 20.
26.09.2017 | European Parliament

For the past twenty years the Ház a Holnapért (House for Tomorrow) Association has been offering help to orphan and socially disadvantaged children and young adults. The NGO offers a good example for the entire Romanian childcare system with its activity - considers Csaba Sógor, Member of the European Parliament and president of the association. The 20th anniversary was held in Cristuru Secuiesc / Székelykeresztúr on 16 September, in the presence of the association’s German supporters.


Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament: Violence against women is not a private matter!
Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament: Violence against women is not a private matter!
26.09.2017 | European Parliament

This summer the European Union joined the Istanbul Convention - the members of the European Union debated about its implementation and monitoring on Monday afternoon in Strasbourg. In his speech Csaba Sógor MEP from RMDSZ stated that emphasis should be put not only on the fight against violence but on prevention and raising awareness too, because violence against women is not a private matter.


The success of the Minority SafePack will be the success of the European citizens, too
The success of the Minority SafePack will be the success of the European citizens, too
12.06.2017 | European Parliament

Like the President of the European Parliament, MEPs have to support the Minority SafePack initiative in the coming period - Csaba Sógor asked his fellow Members of the European Parliament.


Strengthening minority media should be a common European concern
Strengthening minority media should be a common European concern
12.06.2017 | European Parliament

With the participation of several experts from the Carpathian Basin a conference was held on the situation of Hungarian minority media on Wednesday, 7 June, in the European Parliament. The conference dealt with minority media in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraine.


Csaba Sógor: National minorities need positive discrimination
Csaba Sógor: National minorities need positive discrimination
12.06.2017 | European Parliament

Autochthonous national minorities need positive discrimination for genuine equal opportunities - said Csaba Sógor during the European Parliament's plenary on Wednesday evening. The DAHR representative expressed his opinion that the 2017 report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) does not deal with national minorities.


‘Protectors of our Heritage’, a worthy example in Europe
‘Protectors of our Heritage’, a worthy example in Europe
07.06.2017 | European Parliament

Fifty students and teachers from Brasov, Cluj and Deva were invitees of Iuliu Winkler, MEP (RMDSZ, EPP), at a conference organized in the European Parliament in Brussels, which aimed to share best practices acquired within the “Protectors of Our Heritage - Adopt a Monument” Program; this initiative targets the safeguarding of the historical and cultural heritage of Transylvania by the youth.


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. 


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.


The situation of disabled people discussed in Sfântu-Gheorghe /  Sepsiszentgyörgy
The situation of disabled people discussed in Sfântu-Gheorghe / Sepsiszentgyörgy

Representatives of nongovernmental organizations dealing with the disabled urged for a better support of the work of social organizations and a shared setting of common goals. The specialists had a meeting in Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu-Gheorghe), where they agreed to collaborate more in the future in order to improve the situation of people living with disabilities.


Sógor Csaba on the fight against corruption in Romania: the abuses ought also be seen by Europe
Sógor Csaba on the fight against corruption in Romania: the abuses ought also be seen by Europe
23.11.2016 | European Parliament

We cannot stand by and act like we can’t see the abuses of power in the fight against corruption in Romania – stated Sógor Csaba on Monday evening at the plenary session of the European Parliament. The Hungarian MEP from Transylvania showed the example of the Catholic School in Târgu-Mureș - the legality of establishment of which was recently questioned - saying that though the European public opinion often considers Romania’s actions against corruption as exemplary it ought to also see the abuses.


MEPs call for a biding mechanism on the respect for democracy and the rule of law
MEPs call for a biding mechanism on the respect for democracy and the rule of law

MEPs called upon the Commission to set up a binding mechanism that would guarantee the respect for democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in Member States. As a Hungarian from Romania Csaba Sógor stated: this may be the greatest practical contribution the European Parliament ever made in order to develop a framework for the European Union that would make the Copenhagen Criteria – including on securing the rights of national minorities – binding in case of Member States that already joined the EU.  



Csaba Sógor and Pál Csáky on the future of Europe
Csaba Sógor and Pál Csáky on the future of Europe

Members of the European Parliament Csaba Sógor and Pál Csáky debated about the transitioning Europe, the failings of multiculturalism, as well as the causes and consequences of the migration crises and the effects of Brexit. Hungarian MEP from Slovakia Csáky Pál arrived to Cluj-Napoca for the debate at the invitation of MEP Csaba Sógor. The event that took place on Friday, October 14th was hosted by Lutheran bishop Dezső Zoltán Adorjáni. 


Csaba Sógor in the EP: The use of minority community symbols still prohibited in Romania
Csaba Sógor in the EP: The use of minority community symbols still prohibited in Romania

The government in Romania continues to persecute people for the use of minority community symbols – stated Csaba Sógor during the European Parliament’s Strasbourg plenary session on Monday, October the 3rd


Csaba Sógor: More effective action from EU institutions against all forms of language discrimination
Csaba Sógor: More effective action from EU institutions against all forms of language discrimination

The European Parliament hosted one of the largest conferences organised in Europe for deaf and hard of hearing people. At the invitation of RMDSZ MEP Csaba Sógor a group of Hungarians from Transylvania also attended the event organised on the European Day of Languages, on the 28th of September. At the closing of the event a parliamentary draft resolution on the improvement of the situation of sign language speakers was also adopted.