„Cooperation between the political groups in Brussels, where only 3.46 percent of the MEPs are Hungarian, is essential for the implementation of national policy objectives" – pointed out MEP Csaba Sógor at the event organised on the 27th of June in Budapest by the National Policy Research Institute of Hungary. Hungarian Deputy Secretary of State on National Policies Zsuzsanna Répás and Hungarian MEP from Slovakia Pál Csáky were also present at the event entitled Representing Hungarians from Slovakia and Romania in the European Parliament.
During the plenary session of the European Parliament of Wednesday DAHR MEP Csaba Sógor explained his vote concerning the revision of the Honey Directive, expressing his concern for the Central and Eastern European beekeepers.
RMDSZ MEP Csaba Sógor took part in several report debates at this year’s first plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The EU should hold the member states accountable for the enforcement of minority rights, these criteria should not only be expected of the accession states, stressed MEP Csaba Sógor at the EP plenary in December.
The diversity of languages in Europe is nothing less than the living heritage which secures the sustainable development of European societies, states Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) in an explanation of vote on Alfonsi Report on endangered European languages and linguistic diversity in the EU.
Csaba Sógor organized a conference entitled The future of our mother tongue in Brussels
At the meeting of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) of the European Parliament from 29 May DAHR MEP Csaba Sógor was appointed responsible for the own initiative report insisting on a EU-wide general and universal social insurance system. The document will be debated following the 202/2012 proposal of the ILO (The International Labour Organisation of the United Nations – www.ilo.org).
On March 11th, the first day of this month’s EP plenary session in Strasbourg DAHR MEP Csaba Sógor spoke about the shortcomings of Romania’s minority policy, and explained to his fellow MEPs that there are vast differences between what is in the laws and the everyday reality.
The European Parliament and the European Commission organized a public hearing on February 20th in Brussels, on the subject of maximizing the use of the benefits of European citizenship. This was the first of the series of events organized within the European Year of Citizens (2013). The aim of the European Year is to eliminate the European citizenship-related practical barriers citizens encounter in their everyday lives – especially in the fields of freedom of movement and exercising political rights – through the events organized throughout the year.
MEPs debated the Annual Report on Human Rights in the World and the European Union's policy in the Matter during the European Parliament’s plenary session from the 17th of April. Special focus was put on the impact human rights have on the EU’s strategic policy in the field.
DAHR’s MEP Csaba Sógor was the shadow-rapporteur on behalf of the EPP for the own-initiative report on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society with regard to the involvement of employees.
MEPs discussed the situation of the Roma in the member states of the European Union during the plenary session of the European Parliament on the 16th of November. Representative of the Polish Presidency at the Council and secretary of state in charge of equality of chances Elżbieta Radziszewska and Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou attended the meeting to answer MEP’s questions.
By adoption of the "six pack" of legislative proposals on economic governance, the European Parliament aims to reform the Stability and Growth Pact and to widen surveillance of macro-economic balances.
MEP Csaba Sógor spoke about the situation of the Medical and Pharmaceutical University of Tirgu Mures, Romania, in the plenary session of the European Parliament on the 26th of September.
Iuliu Winkler member of the European Parliament on behalf of the RMDSZ - Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania is in favor of extending the jurisdiction of the European Parliament as to facilitate the displacement of sovereignty from the member states to Brussels to better serve the interests of the EU's 500 million citizens.