The European Parliament expressed its concern Thursday, 13 November in relation to the recent developments of the peace process in Northern Ireland. The resolution adopted on the 13th of November by the members of the EP calls for improving inter-community relations and continuing the peace process.
Csaba Sógor stood up for the enforcement of the European visa policy principles in the European Parliament. The RMDSZ MEP stated that the EU is not yet able to enforce existing visa policy principles included in the regulations in force since January 2014, as the Romanian, Polish, Croatian and Cypriot citizens still need to apply for a visa when travelling to the United States of America, Canada or Australia.
The European Parliament demands immediate reporting on the member states’ results in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy. On Wednesday, 22October MEPs accepted a report on the European Semester regarding economic policy measures, which states that several commitments the member states have agreed to in the Europe 2020 Strategy were not met.
The level of youth unemployment has reached 23% in the European Union, while in some member states the number of people between the age of 16 and 25 is above 50%. The resolution adopted on Thursday, 17th of July by the European Parliament finds that youth unemployment of this magnitude has never been seen in the EU and that there is a need to address this issue on an EU and member state level.
Csaba Sógor on the Minority Safepack initiative at the EP plenary in Strasbourg. “If the proposed citizens' initiative falls outside the competences of the European Union, it means that Europe does not listen to over 40 million of its citizens”, pointed out Csaba Sógor on Monday at the Strasbourg plenary session of the European Parliament.
RMDSZ MEP Csaba Sógor spoke at the 11th EU Youth Camp at Izvoru-Mureș on Saturday, 12th of June.
The Vice-president of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania, Mr. Laszlo Borbely, has attended on March 6 the Elections Congress of the EPP in Dublin and talked in a presentation about the perspectives and the challenges of the relations between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries.
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.
Mr. László Borbély, Political Vice-President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania and Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies has attended on Friday, December 6th 2013, the Conference “Eurooptimism And Euroskepticism, Attitudes Towards Europe In Hungary And The Region” organized by the Republikon Foundation with the contribution of the European Union Europe for Citizens program.
Mr. László Borbély, Political Vice-President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania and Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies has attended yesterday, December 3rd, 2013, the Conference on the topic of a Macro-Regional Strategy for the Carpathian Region organized at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Mr. László BORBÉLY, Political Vice-President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania and Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies has attended the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees on Foreign Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union and the Parliamentary Forum for Democracy in Vilnius, on 27-28 November 2013.
The aim of the project My place in the EU? initiated by the volunteers of the Diakonia Christian Foundation from Reghin as part of the Youth in Action movement is to broaden the knowledge of young people living in Reghin and the surrounding areas on the subject of the European Union, and what it means to be an EU citizen. DAHR MEP Csaba Sógor held a lecture at the event on Sunday, 25th of August.
Despite their different living conditions and objectives the ethnic minorities have recognized that they all want to secure their rights on the EU level. The Minority SafePack Initiative is the result of their common aim. The Initiative was registered at the European Commission, which will deliver its answer on the proposal in the next days - stated MEP Iuliu Winkler during an international security debate organized in the framework of the 23rd Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland.
The European Commission (CE) should prepare an Erasmus Professional Internships Program addressing unemployed young people under 25 in the EU. The European SME’s certainly would be the partners of such an initiative stated MEP Iuliu Winkler (RMDSZ, EPP) last Friday, addressing European Commissioner for Financial Programming and the Budget, Jan Lewandowski, in a debate on the re-launch of competitiveness and the contribution the EU budget can make to the process. Iuliu Winkler is member of the Political Bureau of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and attended a meeting in Dubrovnik dedicated to Croatia’s EU accession.
“The Legislation on National Minorities in Croatia may serve as a model to the EU member states” – Csaba Sógor declared on the meeting of the EPP’s Political Bureau held in Dubrovnik on April 11-12. In the opening session of the meeting, the members of the European Parliament discussed the preparedness of Croatia for EU accession.
"If the representatives of two national minorities come across anywhere in Europe, in a few minutes they can identify each other’s problems and begin to look together for the means to solve them. The Minority European Citizen’s Initiative created a common problem solving instrument, the platform for European minority solidarity. The Breton minority in France should play an important role in this project", stated Loránt Vincze in Ploemeur, Brittany.
Only financing long term projects supported by the EU we will lead to the desired progress concerning the Roma issues, stressed Iuliu Winkler MEP during the exchange of views with Charlina Vitcheva, Director of European Commission DG REGIO, regarding the Pilot Project on Roma Inclusion which took place on Thursday in REGI Committee Meeting.
According to Iuliu Winkler MEP, the introduction of EU history as a mandatory class subject would significantly contribute to the shaping European self-awareness among young people throughout member states.