The Serbski Sejm opens the Sorbian political year 2022
On 8 January 2022, the 29th regular session of the Serbski Sejm took place as a video conference due to the pandemic.
At the beginning of the year, the Sejm, which consistently works in a consensus-oriented manner, first positioned itself in a resolution for peace, confidence, and the common in our society, in order to set a sign against polarisation, intentional division and diffuse fears.
After the successful seminar on constitutional law on the envisaged new state treaty in November 2021, in which the creation of a self-governing body under public law (K.ö.R.) was again recommended in order to realise the constitutional rights of the Sorbian/Wendish people, the Sejm will draw up a time and action plan by the end of January to raise the issue on the political agenda.
In order to strengthen the international perception of the Sorbian-Wendish people as an autochthonous ethnic group with independent rights, the homepage of the Serbski Sejm is now also accessible in English. In addition, the Sejm will appoint an international scientific advisory board, for which high-ranking candidates have already been recruited.
The social potential of bicultural ethnic minorities as civil society bridge-builders in an EU increasingly threatened by nationalist-authoritarian tendencies is to be put to practical use within the framework of „Lusatia Glow“, an ambitious EU project. „Lusatia Glow“ was developed by the Brussels-based SLAVONIC EUROPE Foundation with the leading participation of the Serbski Sejm and is to be presented to the press in Brussels shortly.
The Sejm regards the resignation of Marko Suchy as chairman of the structurally politically toothless Saxon Sorbs Council as confirmation of the urgent need for political reform.
The Sejm notes with complete incomprehension the positioning of the Domowina leadership against a moratorium on the demolition of the culturally important Sorbian heathland village of Miłoraz/Mühlrose.