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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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Improving the balance between conflict species and human activity

31 January 2018, 127th Plenary Session of the European Committee of the Regions 
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Csaba BORBOLY, President of Harghita County Council

The European Committee of the Regions has adopted an opinion on Promoting coexistence with conflict species within the framework of the EU Nature Directives. Conflict species compete with human activities for common resources and space. Large carnivores are often the more problematic ones. The EU is home to five: the brown bear, the wolf, the wolverine and the Eurasian and Iberian lynxes. At least one of these species is currently found in 21 EU countries. The CoR supports more preventive measures and the creation of new platforms and cooperation mechanisms to tackle shared concerns and best practice solutions. The objective is to reconcile biodiversity protection and human settlements where conflicts …

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