József Szájer

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The native form of this personal name is Szájer József. This article uses the Western name order.
József Szájer
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Personal details
Born (1961-09-07) 7 September 1961 (age 53)
Sopron, Hungary
Political party Fidesz
Alma mater Eötvös Loránd University

József Szájer, (born on 7 September 1961 in Sopron) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Fidesz – Hungarian Civic Union party. He is a Vice-Chairman of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

Szájer is a substitute for the Committee on Legal Affairs, a member of the Delegation for relations with Japan and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with Mercosur.

He is a signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.[1]


  • 1986: Eötvös Loránd University, Political Science and Law Department
  • 1996: Lawyer's examination


  • 1986-1987: Visiting student, University of Oxford
  • 1988-1989: research fellow, University of Michigan
  • 1985-1990: Resident assistant master, István Bibó College, Budapest
  • assistant professor, Roman Law Department, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • since 1986: assistant lecturer
  • 1996-2000: Lawyer
  • FIDESZ party
  • 1989-1992: Member of the Steering Committee
  • 1993-1994: Chairman of the Steering Committee
  • 1996-2003: Vice-President
  • since 2003: Member of the bureau
  • since 2000: Member of the EPP Council
  • 1990-1994: Deputy leader, FIDESZ parliamentary party
  • 1992-1994: Vice-Chairman of the European Integration Committee
  • 1994-2002: Leader, FIDESZ parliamentary party
  • 1998-2002: Chairman of the European Integration Committee
  • 2002-2004: Deputy Speaker, Hungarian Parliament
  • 2002-2004: Deputy leader, parliamentary party
  • Observer, European Parliament, leader, Hungarian delegation in the EPP Group (2003-2004, as an observer until accession)
  • since 2004: Member of the European Convention (2002-2003), Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group
  • 2000: Knight Commander of St Michael and St George - Queen Elizabeth II

See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Hungary)


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National Assembly of Hungary
Preceded by
László Kövér
Leader of Fidesz in the National Assembly
Succeeded by
Zoltán Pokorni
Preceded by
Zoltán Pokorni
Leader of Fidesz in the National Assembly