Csaba Sógor

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The native form of this personal name is Sógor Csaba. This article uses the Western name order.
Csaba Sógor
MEP
Csaba Sogor
Csaba Sógor in February 2014
Member of the European Parliament
for Romania
Incumbent
Assumed office
2009
Serving with Seventh European Parliament
Personal details
Born (1964-05-12) 12 May 1964 (age 50)
Arad, Romania
Nationality Romanian

Csaba Sógor (born 12 May 1964) is a Romanian politician and Member of the European Parliament,representing the Hungarian minority. He is also the member of the Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania. Currently Sógor is the candidate for the Member of the European Parliament on behalf of the European People's Party (EPP).

Besides Hungarian and Romanian, he is fluent in English, German and understands French.

Education[edit]

He attended Cluj University from 1983 to 1988, graduating with an B.Th in Theology. Sógor also holds a Master degree in Theology from Universities of Zurich and Basel.

Professional career[edit]

He began his political career in 1990 as a member of The Democratic Union of Hungarians in Romania. Since 1995, he is a member of the Union Representatives. As a member of this party he was elected for the first time to Congress in Cluj UDMR. He was also a pastor in the Reformed Church in Romania, serving in Ciceu from 1988 to 1999. From 2000 to 2004, he was Senator from Harghita country, UDMR party, where he was a member of the Committee for Education, Science and Youth. Sógor was re-elected as Senator from the same party from 2004 to 2008. He was secretary of the Parliamentary Group of UDMR. He resigned from Parliament on 3 December 2007 and was replaced by Senator Vilmos Zsombori. In 2007 he was elected as a Member of the European Parliament from UDMR. Asked by journalists about his goals in Brussels, he said he would push for autonomy for the Székely Hungarian language is the second language of the state, at least where the Hungarian community represents 20% of the total population.

Parliamentary Activities[edit]

He is a full Member of LIBE Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and a substitute Member of EMPLCommittee on Employment and Social Affairs. Sógor is also in DASE Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and substitute Member of Delegation for relations with Japan.

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has four children.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Sógor Csaba at the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania site
  • [1] Csaba Sógor's webpage
  • [2] European Parliament's webpage