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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.