|Member of the European Parliament|
1 July 2014
|Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services of Hungary
13 September 2009 – 17 September 2009
|Prime Minister||Gordon Bajnai|
|Preceded by||Ádám Ficsor|
|Succeeded by||Gábor Juhász|
4 December 1975 |
|Political party|| Hungarian:
Party of European Socialists
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.
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. He was appointed leader of the parliamentary group, 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. Molnár was elected one of the four deputy chairmen of the Democratic Coalition on November 6, 2011.
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.
Member of the European Parliament, 2014–present
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.
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|Minister of Transport, Communications and Energy
|Minister of Prime Minister's Office
|Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services