Hungarian News from the EP
Thursday, 01 December 2011 17:06
The Commission is examining Hungarian data protection law
According to vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner responsible for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship Viviane Reding the Commission asks for information from the Hungarian government to explain its motivation on reconstructing the Hungarian data protection authority. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Kinga Göncz, vice-head of the delegation of Hungarian Socialists in the European Parliament asked the commissioner on this issue. Commissioner Reding also answered to the written question of MEP Göncz that the Commission is going to analyze if the Hungarian guideline was harmonizing with the European guideline on the protection of personal data.
Rosia Montana: instead of saving the environment Hungarian government attacks Hungarian government party of Romania
According to the head of delegation of Hungarian socialists in the European Parliament MEP Csaba Tabajdi real environmental problems came up connected to the gold mine investment in Rosia Montana, Romania. (Rosia Montana, named Verespatak in Hungarian is situated in an area settled mostly by citizens of Hungarian nationality, belonging to the greatest national minority in Romania). According to MEP Tabajdi’s view the Hungarian government party Fidesz refuses dealing professional environmental issues but keeps campaigning against the government party Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) to unable RMDSZ’s political action. As the head of Hungarian Socialist in the European Parliament said, that the Hungarian government should represent Hungarians in Romania by articulating a genuine and authentic professional point of view. Instead of doing this Fidesz keeps fighting against RMDSZ, the legitimate political representation of the community of Hungarians in Romania by trying to get him out of the Romanian national assembly. MEP Tabajdi also added that the investment does not assure him of using the safest gold mining technologies to restore environmental damages caused by the strip mine procession on a surface of 12 square kilometers.
Tabajdi: water and food are gold worth
MEP Csaba Tabajdi, head of Hungarian socialists in the European Parliament said that the key to the development of the European Union in the 21st century is managing environmental resources efficiently. He said that keywords of the green economy were efficiency, providence and recycling. MEP Tabajdi also added that our environmental resources should be economized and we should increase the importance of recycling. The growing of worldwide population and the increasing demand for food will turn water to a strategic resource in future. Tabajdi also said that the European solution on the water-problem should be found jointly. He finally added that the huge resources of fresh water are Hungary’s greatest national treasure.