2019. 07. 05.
Press Release by the Fidesz-KDNP Delegation to the European Parliament
Wednesday, the European Parliament decided on the committee structure and politicial groups’ seat distribution for the 2019-2024 legislative cycle. In a record-high voter turnout on the EP elections in May, the Fidesz-KDNP alliance reached a record victory and with that result gained a place in each of the 22 EP committees. Over the next 5 years, the Fidesz-KDNP delegation will be able to represent Hungary’s national interests with greater strength than ever.
Tamás Deutsch, the new Fidesz-KDNP Head of Delegation, was named a member of the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT), and the Committee on Budgets (BUDG). József Szájer, President of the Delegation, will continue his work on the Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI).
László Trócsányi, former minister of Justice of Hungary, was named a member of the Foreign Affairs (AFET), Constitutional Affairs (AFCO) and Petitions (PETI) Committees. Enikő Győri, former ambassador to Spain, will return to the European Parliament to take up seats in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) and the Committee on International Trade (INTA).
András Gyürk retained his seat as a member of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, and took up another on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI). Kinga Gál, EPP Vice-President, will represent the interests of the Hungarian people on the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), and the Security and Defence (SEDE) Committee. Lívia Járóka, the first EP Vice-President of Roma origin, will continue her work as a member of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).
Balázs Hidvéghi, a newly elected MEP, will serve as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (AGRI), the Committee on Fisheries (PECH), and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). Edina Tóth, who has served many years as a member of the EPP Group staff, will represent Hungary’s interests as a member of the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI), the Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO).
György Hölvényi will participate in the work of the Committee on Development (DEVE), and the Human Rights Committee (DROI). Ádám Kósa will serve as a member of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), while also participating in the work of the Committee on Petitions (PETI). Andrea Bocskor, an MEP from Transcarphatia in Ukraine, will serve as a member of the Cultural and Education Committee (CULT) and the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Andor Deli, from the Vojvodina region of Serbia, will serve as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) and the Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN).
The committees are expected to elect their leaders next week when the Fidesz-KDNP politicians are expected to land numerous leadership positions.
July 5, 2019, Strasbourg