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Mr Barna Pál ZSIGMOND

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Representative
Deputy
Fidesz Hungarian Civic Union

Hungarian National Assembly
HU - 1357 - Budapest
Hungary

zsigmond.barna@parlament.hu

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 01/06/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 01/06/2018 Representative-Hungary

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 01/06/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Hajnalka JUHÁSZ (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 01/06/2018)

Interventions

Last speeches

29/01/2020 | 10:33:30 First of all, I would like to congratulate the rapporteur for this excellent report which is on a very complicated issue, as we have heard from the previous speeches.  The Group of the European People's Party, on behalf of whom I am speaking right now, is behind the report, which is an excellent legal argumentation on the aspects of the freedom of religion. The report has an excellent overview of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union... 09/04/2019 | 16:21:44 First, I would like to thank the rapporteur for her report. The values of democracy, the rule of law and citizens’ rights occupy a different role in the institutional frameworks of the Council of Europe and the European Union. In the case of the Council of Europe, those have been the most important values from the very beginning of the Organisation. The legal condition to “accept the principles of the rule of law and of the enjoyment by all persons within its jurisdiction of human rights and... 24/01/2019 | 19:45:38 The Hungarian delegation is always sensitive to any report dealing with the issue of national minorities. Our nation has been living as a minority in seven countries in the last 100 years. We fully support the rapporteur’s view in the sense that the rights of national minorities constitute an integral part of human rights and are necessary to preserve political stability and to promote the diversity of cultures in Europe. We welcome the report. It is particularly important to keep the... 23/01/2019 | 11:02:42 I congratulate the rapporteurs on their work. We consider the right to freedom of information and media freedom to be essential preconditions of the right to free elections. In Hungary, editorial independence is guaranteed, along with sufficient and stable funding, to ensure quality journalism that is deserving of the public’s trust. Public service media, as an independent source of accurate information and unbiased commentary, is by definition well-placed to counteract the phenomenon of...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions