Meet Márton

 

Non-attached Member of the European Parliament,

Executive Vice-President of Jobbik

I was born in Kecskemét, Hungary on 8th June, 1977. I am married and have a ten-year-old son.

Since my father worked as an economist and civil servant for the then Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Trade, I mainly grew up in Asian countries where he served as commercial counsellor. Consequently, I spent my primary school years in countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and India. After completing my secondary education in Hungary, I left for Ireland to study economics and political science at the University of Dublin, Trinity College. I also spent a full year on a scholarship at Friedrich Alexander University in Nuremberg, Germany. I obtained my degree in October 2000.

After my graduation I worked as a tax consultant specialized in corporate taxation for KPMG Ireland for four years. Returning to Hungary in December 2004, I continued working as a tax consultant for KPMG, from where I transferred to Ernst & Young in 2007. During these years I specialized in Hungarian corporate taxation, focusing on banking, financial services, international transactions and double taxation issues.

From 2003 through 2010, I regularly published articles of political and public interest in Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet as well as business and economy related publications in business daily Napi Gazdaság.

Invited by Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary, I agreed to be the party’s candidate for a seat in the Hungarian Parliament in the national elections held in April 2010. After the elections, I was entrusted as the Deputy Leader of Jobbik’s Parliamentary Faction. I served as the Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Hungarian National Assembly from 2010 through 2018.

In May 2018 I was elected as the President of Jobbik’s parliamentary group and the Executive Vice-President of the party. I have been serving as a non-attached Member of the European Parliament since July 2019. I participate in the work of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) as a full member and I am also a substitute member of the International Trade Committee (INTA).