Katalin Cseh

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Katalin Cseh

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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2 July 2019[1][2]
ConstituencyHungary
Personal details
Born (1988-06-29) 29 June 1988 (age 32)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NationalityHungarian
Political party Hungarian:
Momentum Movement
 EU:
Renew Europe
Alma materSemmelweis University
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ProfessionPolitician

Katalin Cseh (born 29 June 1988) is a Canadian-born Hungarian physician and politician. She was elected as a Momentum Movement (part of the Renew Europe party group) Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 parliamentary election.

Early life and career[edit]

Katalin Cseh was born on 29 June 1988 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[3] Her early education was at Toldy Ferenc High School in Budapest, Hungary.[4][5] She graduated from Semmelweis University specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology. In 2015, she obtained a master's degree in Health Economics, Policy, and Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam.[6] In the same year, Cseh co-founded Momentum Movement group with nine others.[6] The group campaigned against the Hungarian government's decision to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. They petitioned for a referendum on the issue and garnered more than 266,000 signatures. This resulted in the government withdrawing their bid.[7]

Momentum Movement became a centrist political party in March 2017.[7] In August 2017, she was appointed to the governing board of the party.[6] Cseh was a candidate for the party in the 2018 Hungarian parliamentary election.[8] The party did not win any seats in parliament, and the governing board (including Cseh) resigned.[9][10]

European Parliament[edit]

Cseh stood as a candidate for Momentum Movement in the 2019 European parliamentary election. She was first on her party's list, and was elected as one of its two MEPs (the other being Anna Júlia Donáth) in Hungary.[11][12] In the European Parliament, she is one of the eight vice-chairs of the Renew Europe political group.[13] Cseh is a member of the Committee on Industry, Research, and Energy and is part of the delegation for relations with the United States.[3] In 2020, she also joined the Subcommittee on Human Rights.

In addition to her committee assignments, Cseh is a supporter of the European Parliament Intergroup on Anti-Corruption,[14] the MEP Alliance for Mental Health[15] and the MEPs Against Cancer group.[16]

Political positions[edit]

In 2020, Cseh and Hilde Vautmans initiated an open letter, in which a group of 23 members of the Renew Europe group called on Josep Borrell to push for coordinated sanctions targeted at Chinese leaders and officials responsible for human rights violations in the Xinjiang re-education camps and in Hong Kong.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Archived from the original on 25 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Katalin Cseh". European Parliament. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  4. ^ "EP 2019 Elections: Ones to Watch" (PDF). DeHavilland. p. 7. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  5. ^ Cseh, Katalin. "Cseh Katalin: Március 15. üzenete" (in Hungarian). kerekasztal-mp.hu. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c Mizsur, András (6 September 2017). "Momentum: Hogy egyedül mi növekedünk, az már önmagában győzelem". Heti Világgazdaság (in Hungarian). Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  7. ^ a b Varga, Áron (11 April 2017). "Momentum Movement: Is there a bright future for the new Hungarian youth party?". Heinrich Böll Foundation. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Budapest főváros 06.számú egyéni választókerület (Budapest VIII. kerület) eredménye" (in Hungarian). National Election Office. 8 April 2018. Archived from the original on 25 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Lemondott a Momentum elnöksége" (in Hungarian). Index. 5 May 2018. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  10. ^ Juli, Boros (22 December 2018). "Két női listavezetővel indul az EP-választáson a Momentum" (in Hungarian). 444. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Katalin Cseh". Renew Europe. Archived from the original on 10 July 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  12. ^ Oltermann, Philip; Walker, Shaun; Giuffrida, Angela (27 May 2019). "An NBA star, a TV chef and a comedian: meet some of the new MEPs". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  13. ^ "ALDE Group becomes Renew Europe". Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group. 18 June 2019. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  14. ^ Members European Parliament Intergroup on Anti-Corruption.
  15. ^ MEP Alliance for Mental Health: Our Supporters Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks.
  16. ^ MAC MEPs in the 2019-24 legislature MEPs Against Cancer.
  17. ^ Florian Eder (July 24, 2020), EU must sanction Chinese leaders involved in Uighur oppression, say legislators Politico Europe.