Csaba Molnár

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Csaba Molnár
MEP
Molnár Csaba 2013-03.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Constituency Hungary
Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services of Hungary
Acting
In office
13 September 2009 – 17 September 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai
Preceded by Ádám Ficsor
Succeeded by Gábor Juhász
Personal details
Born (1975-12-04) 4 December 1975 (age 41)
Csorna, Hungary
Political party  Hungarian:
Democratic Coalition
 EU:
Party of European Socialists
Spouse(s) Kinga Szűcs
Children András

Csaba Molnár (born 4 December 1975) is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Hungary. He is a member of the Democratic Coalition, part of Party of European Socialists. He served as Minister of Transport, Communications and Energy in the second cabinet of Ferenc Gyurcsány, Minister of the Prime Minister's Office (Minister of Chancellery) and acting Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services of Hungary in the government of Gordon Bajnai.

Political career[edit]

Molnár was a part of Gyurcsány's inner circle in the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). As a result he joined Democratic Coalition Platform founded by the former prime minister and became its deputy chairman. When the platform split from the Socialists on October 22, 2011 he joined to newly formed party and left the MSZP and its parliamentary group.[1] He was appointed leader of the parliamentary group,[2] however according to the decision of the Constitutional and Procedural Committee, the Democratic Coalition could not form an own parliamentary group because of the parliamentary house rules.[3] Molnár was elected one of the four deputy chairmen of the Democratic Coalition on November 6, 2011.[4]

He participated in a week-long hunger strike, along with three other members of the Democratic Coalition (party leader Gyurcsány, Péter Niedermüller and István Kolber) which started in Kossuth tér on 9 September 2012. The demonstration, called Seven Days for Free Elections, was a protest against the proposed voter registration plan by ruling party Fidesz.[5]

Member of the European Parliament, 2014–present[edit]

Molnár was elected to the European Parliament during the 2014 European election. He has since been serving on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. In this capacity, he is his parliamentary group’s shadow rapporteur on renewable energy.

In addition to his committee assignments, Molnár is a member of the parliament’s delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Demokratikus Koalíció bejelentette a frakcióalapítást, index.hu, 23 October 2011; accessed 7 November 2011 (in Hungarian)
  2. ^ Demokratikus Koalíció néven új pártot alapít Gyurcsány Ferenc, inforadio.hu, 22 October 2011; accessed 8 November 2011 (in Hungarian)
  3. ^ Parliamentary committee tells Gyurcsány to wait until April to form new faction, politics.hu, 8 November 2011; accessed 8 November 2011
  4. ^ Gyurcsányt választotta pártelnöknek a Demokratikus Koalíció, origo.hu, 6 November 2011; accessed 8 November 2011 (in Hungarian)
  5. ^ Former PM Gyurcsány on week-long hunger strike over Fidesz voter registration plan

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pál Szabó
Minister of Transport, Communications and Energy
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Péter Hónig
Preceded by
Péter Kiss
Minister of Prime Minister's Office
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Mihály Varga
Preceded by
Ádám Ficsor
Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services
Acting

2009
Succeeded by
Gábor Juhász