Béla Kovács (politician, 1960)

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Béla Kovács
MEP
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
10 May 2010
Constituency Hungary
Personal details
Born (1960-02-25) 25 February 1960 (age 58)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party  Hungarian:
Independent
 EU:
Non-Inscrits
Spouse(s) Svetlana Istoshina
Children 1
Alma mater University of Budapest

Béla Kovács (born 25 February 1960) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Hungary. He is a former member of Jobbik, he left the party in 2016.[1]

He was elected President of the Alliance of European National Movements (AENM) on 17 December 2013, replacing Bruno Gollnisch.

The Hungarian government has accused Kovács of spying for the Russian government against European Union institutions. In September 2014, the Hungarian public prosecutor asked the European Parliament to suspend Kovács's MEP immunity so that he could be investigated.[2] The European Parliament lifted the immunity on October 14, 2015.[3] Béla Kovács’s Russian father served in the military and his son has been 'known to the KGB almost from the day he was born.'[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Jobbik on AENM". jobbik.com. 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. ^ Jobbik spy case stuck in Brussels
  3. ^ "Parliament lifts Hungarian MEP's immunity over Russia spy probe". EurActiv. AFP. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2015.
  4. ^ index.hu
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bruno Gollnisch
President of the Alliance of European National Movements
2013–
Succeeded by
Incumbent