Járóka Lívia, the Fidesz MEP, was elected by one of her vice presidents at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Járóka Lívi was nominated by the European People’s Party (EPP), a member of the Fidesz party, as one of the vacant vice-presidents of the EP on the recommendation of the Hungarian Group.
Lívia Járóka Pelczné Gáll Ildikó took over the seat of the EP’s vacancy at the beginning of September and now also posts the vacancy as Vice-President of the European Court of Auditors with the resignation of Pelczné.
The Hungarian MP of the EPP was elected vice-chairman by 290 votes.
The European Parliament Group of the Fidesz-KDNP in its communication to the MTI emphasized that Lívia Járóka personally elected the first Roma Vice President of the history of the plenary session of the College. Appointment was to acknowledge the former Member’s efforts and to strengthen Fidesz’s position within the European Parliament.
Lívia Járóka started working in September as well as in the European Parliament’s LIBE, Economic (ECON) and Women’s (FEMM) committees, in the European Parliament’s work from 2004 to 2014, working mainly on the social inclusion of the Roma. Its goals include promoting health and environmental education and early development.
The European Parliament, as well as Lívia Járóka, also elected Italian MP Fabio Castaldo, EPD representative of the Eurosceptic Group for Freedom and Direct Democracy Europe (EFDD). Castaldo recently assumed the position of Alexander Lambsdorff.
The European Parliament counts 751 members elected in the 28 Member States of the European Union. The Presidency of the European Parliament consists of the President of the European Parliament, 14 vice-presidents and five, two-and-a-half-yearly renewable kvestors elected by parliament. The latter deal with administrative and financial matters directly affecting Members and will also take part in the meetings of the EP Presidency.
The Presidency is the body responsible for the proper functioning of the European Parliament. It is within its competence to set up the European Parliament’s preliminary budget and to settle all matters relating to the administration, staffing and organization.
Source: MTI / Image: atv.hu /