Andrea Bocskor

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Andrea Bocskor

Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
ConstituencyHungary
Personal details
Born (1978-08-11) 11 August 1978 (age 40)
Berehove, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Political party Hungarian
Fidesz
 EU
European People's Party

Andrea Bocskor (Hungarian: Bocskor Andrea, Ukrainian: Бочкор Андрея Гейзівна; born 11 August 1978) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Hungary. She graduated in English-History at the Trascarpathian Hungarian Teachers’ Training College. She did her PhD in 2010 at the ELTE-BTK in Budapest. In 2013, she held the title of Candidate of Historical Sciences in Kiev at the Institute of Ukrainian History-National Academy of Science. Before becoming an MEP, she was a docent of the Ferenc Rákóczi II Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute in the Faculty of History and Social Sciences, and Director of the Lehoczky Tivadar Institute in Beregszász. MEP since 2014.

She is a member of Fidesz, part of the European People's Party.[1][2] Her main political aim is to represent the Transcarpathian Hungarian minority in the EU, promote the rights of national minorities, the European cultural and linguistic diversity and to ensure the use of minority languages at European level. Moreover, she supports European integration and the political and economic stability of Ukraine.

She holds besides her Hungarian citizenship European citizenship also Ukrainian citizenship (this practice is quite common among the Hungarian minority in Ukraine, although at the time of her election Ukrainian law did not recognise dual citizenship[3]).[4] Hence, she became the first elected Ukrainian in the European Parliament.[4] Bocskor lives in Ukraine; in the city Berehove.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Navracsics on knife edge as past catches up with him". The Budapest Times. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Andrea BOCSKOR". European Parliament. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  3. ^ Constitution of Ukraine: Article 4 Archived 2011-05-21 at the Wayback Machine
    Dual Identities, Kyiv Post (July 9, 2009)
    The Law of Ukraine On Citizenship of Ukraine: Article 2 Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b c (in Ukrainian) A citizen of Ukraine has become a Member of European Parliament, Ukrayinska Pravda (3 July 2014)