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Romanian citizens submitted the most petitions to the European Parliament
Romanian citizens submitted the most petitions to the European Parliament

In a year’s time almost one hundred petitions were submitted to the European Parliament from Romania. Most complaints per inhabitant were submitted from this country. According to Csaba Sógor the number of petitions demonstrates that there are systemic problems in Romania, which call for the European Commission’s particular attention.


Csaba Sógor: expanding Schengen area cannot be delayed anymore
Csaba Sógor: expanding Schengen area cannot be delayed anymore
14.12.2017 | European Parliament

Romania and Bulgaria are ready to join the Schengen area. The citizens of the two countries have been waiting for years now to get a positive decision from the member state ministers responsible for internal affairs, pointed out Csaba Sógor in the European Parliament on Wednesday, during the debate about expanding Schengen to Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia.


EU citizenship report deals with autochthonous minorities
EU citizenship report deals with autochthonous minorities
12.12.2017 | European Parliament

The European Parliament accepted the 2017 annual report on EU citizenship, which, as a result of MEP Csaba Sógor’s contribution deals extensively with the protection of autochthonous minorities, too.


Csaba Sógor: Romania denies each day the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities
Csaba Sógor: Romania denies each day the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities
30.11.2017 | Brussels

Instead of improvements, there seem to be more obstacles in Romania in facilitating the access into labor market of persons with disabilities. Recently the Romanian government adopted an emergency decree which removed an option that cost the jobs and livelihood of most of the around 2000 persons with disabilities - pointed out Csaba Sógor in Brussels, in the Thursday parliament debate about implementing the European disability strategy.


Csaba Sógor in Aiud: we encourage everyone to be a godparent
Csaba Sógor in Aiud: we encourage everyone to be a godparent
24.11.2017 | Holiday

Today we draw attention to the need for devoted people. We are encouraging everyone to join this programme because families, talented young people and the Hungarian community in Transylvania as a whole have a lot to gain from it”, said Csaba Sógor on 24 November, Friday in the Bethlen Gábor College of Aiud, at the celebration of the “Godparent-programme” of the college.


The church of Cetatea de Baltă/Küküllővár was renovated
The church of Cetatea de Baltă/Küküllővár was renovated
23.11.2017 | Culture

“In Transylvania we build churches and we fill them with life. We can show a good example to the whole of Europe by keeping our communities strong. We can prove that it is worth believing and rejoicing in the Lord”, said MEP Csaba Sógor in his celebratory speech in Cetatea de Baltă/Küküllővár at the consecrating service of the newly renovated church.


Szekler Women’s Conference held in Udvarhelyszék
Szekler Women’s Conference held in Udvarhelyszék
12.11.2017 | -

The Conference of Women in Szeklerland organized by the Women’s Association in Udvarhelyszék of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania revolved around  the topic of tradition and modernity. 50 women participated in Homoródfürdő/ Băile Homorod on November 10 and 11, on the 4th edition of the conference. The event was supported by EPP MEP Csaba Sógor.


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.