International team supports Regional Platform for Coexistence between People and Large Carnivores

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An international expert team on environmental conflict management has visited Harghita County Council for the second time on 20 June 2018 to meet local and regional stakeholders related the conflicts on presence and management of brown bear (Ursus arctos). The European Commission is responsible for the contract through funds made available by the EU Parliament for the promotion of stakeholders platforms in areas of conflicts around the presence of large carnivores. The Istituto di Ecologia Applicata (Institute of Applied Ecology, IEA) based in Rome, Italy, is managing the project, with the support of  a team of social scientists and professional facilitators from various EU countries.  Several areas with ongoing conflicts …

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There is a major bet within the European election of next year


Harghita County Council, in cooperation with the DAHR – Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania, organized an EPP local consultation event, entitled “Common European agricultural policy for the small farmers – EPP Local Dialogue on the future of rural development and agriculture”, that took place on 8th of June 2018 in Miercurea Ciuc. The event was the first EPP local dialogue organized in Romania. It focused on this highly debated issue, based on the fact that the rural development and local agricultural stakeholders need to be the beneficiaries of the next Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 as well. Mr. Csaba Borboly, president of the County Council and member of the …

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Harghita County raised the attention of the European Commission

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Harghita County Council organized a local event within the EU Green Week programme, entitled Sustainable thinking in local planning, which was held on 31st of May 2018. The workshop opening was held by Mr. István Becze county councillor and was honoured by the presence of Mr. Csaba Sebestyén, Member of the Parliament, Mr. Péter Csillag county councillor and several representatives of the innovation and construction, arhitecture sector. The event was moderated by Mr. László Csák, who expressed his gratitude for the great interest of participants toward the event’s subject: “I hope that the present debate will lead to successful results and ideas, that can be used on local, national and …

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Protection of habitats and species in Europe


Harghita County Council, in the framework of the ‘Reflecting on Europe’ campaign launched by the European Committee of the Regions, organized the local event entitled „Protection of habitats and species in Europe” held on 19th of April 2018 in Băile Tușnad, Harghita County, Romania. At the event several speakers has been invited, such as the representatives of the European Commission, European Committee of the Regions, Romanian Parliament, National Environment Guard of Romania, International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), South-East European Region (FACE), Szent István University of Hungary, Natura 2000 Administration and Civil Coalition, as well as of the Calea Europeană.

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Happy New Year China!


The New Year of China was welcomed today, on 23 February, at Confucius Conference, organized by the Harghita County Inspectorate, Confucius Institute of University Lucian Blaga from Sibiu. Csaba Borboly welcomed the cooperation that began with the Confucius program, where students from Harghita County can learn Chinese at conversational level. Language learning and language teaching could be one of the most prominent areas of cooperation between the twin county, and this should be achieved through cooperation between education institutions, the supervisory board and the county council. Also, Csaba Borboly mentionted that it would be important to establish relations between the universities of Xinghia Hui province and Sapientia University in order …

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Four ambassadors at Harghita County Lenten season carnival, mingling with revellers, tasting hallmark kurtoskalacs

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US ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm, British ambassador Paul Brummell, Belgian head of mission Thomas Baekelandt and Hungarian ambassador Zákonyi Botond joined the revellers at the traditional Lenten start carnival in Sansimion – Harghita County, making merry, dancing, tasting traditional foods – the hallmark kurtoskalac included – all accompanied by a shot of palinka. The diplomats and their wives answered the invite of County Council head Borboly Csaba, and joined the over 1,000 festival-goers, traditional ensembles and Sansimion locals in the celebration. The guests watched with excitement the performance of folk ensembles from 13 localities of the county, who did their acts and played their antics wearing masks, ridiculing human …

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