Csaba Sógor: Some Member States in breach of the Treaty on the European Union

08.03.2016 | European Parliament , European Union
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Csaba Sógor: Some Member States in breach of the Treaty on the European Union

Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental values of democracy; therefore there cannot be taboo or uncomfortable subjects in the European Parliament that we are forbidden to speak of – stated Csaba Sógor in response to last week's incidents late at night on March 7th during the Strasbourg plenary session.

The international media has largely reported last week’s incident, when MEPs and assistants of the Greek far-right disrupted a conference on minority rights in Greece that MEP Sógor organized. 

"It does not cause much surprise that there are democratically elected representatives - here in this parliament - who deny the existence of a national minority community in their countries, and who believe that talking about their situation and drawing attention to their rights being infringed upon constitutes an attack on their country. What is sadder,