József Szájer

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József Szájer
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Member of the European Parliament for Hungary
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1961-09-07) 7 September 1961 (age 52)
Political party Fidesz, European People's Party
Profession Lawyer

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, 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 the Fidesz parliamentary group
Succeeded by
Zoltán Pokorni
Preceded by
Zoltán Pokorni
Leader of the Fidesz parliamentary group
Succeeded by
Zoltán Pokorni