2015. 06. 24.
Deafblind people should no longer be invisible citizens of Europe, according to participants in a conference on the situation of deafblind people in Europe. MEPs Ádám Kósa, Helga Stevens, Davor Ivo Stier hosted the event, which took place in Brussels last week. If statistics continue to ignore deafblind people, it will remain impossible to know how many citizens are affected, and therefore, impossible to provide the necessary protection and help to these people.
2015. 05. 20.
The EPP Group wants closer cooperation between the EU Institutions to better meet the needs of disabled Europeans. The EU has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and this year, the UN will prepare the first report on how the EU will meet the obligations to which it has signed up to. Ádám Kósa MEP has urged the implementation of the Convention and the three remaining Member States to ratify it.
2015. 04. 28.
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The European Parliament approved the second reading of the proposal on eCall in-vehicle systems. According to plans, every new car and light-duty vehicle will be equipped with the system by 2018, which automatically dials 112 in the event of serious road accidents and gives GPS information to emergency agencies. Fidesz MEPs welcomed the vote and urged Member States to modernise their infrastructure to help the system work efficiently.