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Mr Gergely ARATÓ (Hungary, SOC)

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DK Democratic Coalition

Hungarian National Assembly
HU - 1357 - Budapest

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 10/10/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 10/10/2022 Representative - Hungary

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 10/10/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Democracy (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Koloman BRENNER (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 10/10/2022)


Last speeches

20/06/2023 | 18:06:13 Thank you very much. Madam Chair, dear colleagues, We are usually discussing the great principles in this Chamber. Democracy, freedom, human rights are the core values of this organisation and hopefully the whole of Europe. But these principles must apply in the real world. And in this reality, dishonest political intent sometimes prevails over them. In my opinion, this is what is at stake in this case. We all know there will be an election in Poland. No doubt this law is not targeting... 26/04/2023 | 19:24:06 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Dear Colleagues, I want to thank the rapporteur for this comprehensive and precise report, even if it's not always joyful. The decisions of the European Court of Human Rights have a central role in defending human rights. In many times the Court is the last hope of the citizens seeking truth in their personal cases. Implementing the decisions of the Court is a test of the rule of law not only for these individuals but for the whole public. I am not happy to... 25/04/2023 | 18:21:20 Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, I want to thank the rapporteur on the balanced approach to this very sensitive and complicated issue. Yet, I think we should be very clear about the main question. The concept of universal human rights, which is rooted in European cultural heritage, emerged as a reaction of horror, of deprivation of rights, and led to genocide in the last century. This concept is a strong foundation of the democratic world and especially the European Community since then... 12/10/2022 | 17:42:04 Thank you, Chair. It's a difficult task for me to speak about a report, to address problems in our country. On other hand, it would be best if such a report were not required at all. Unfortunately, it is necessary because the development of the recent years do not show any fundamental change in the matters of concern. At the same time, we have to clearly see that the purpose of this process is not only, or not to name and shame countries, or either governments. Our joint work only makes sense...