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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EPP priorities for the plenary session

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The 126th Plenary Session of the European Committee of the Regions is taking place now in the European Commission’s Charlemagne Building. With thirteen opinions, three of which are led by the EPP Group, and a Resolution on the European Commission’s Work Programme 2018 as well as today’s topical debate on the likely impact of Brexit for the local and regional authorities in the EU, it looks set to be a busy two days. The three EPP-led opinions are: –        The implementation of EU macro-regional strategies from rapporteur Raffaele Cattaneo, Regional Councillor and President of Lombardia Regional Council, Italy –        Modernising school and higher education, including the Council recommendation on tracking …

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Csaba Borboly: The Lady Minister plays with people’s lives!

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The victim of weekend’s bear attack needed operation  “The young man from Leliceni is now being operated, who was attacked by a bear in a planted forest. His was stable, but unfortunately a very quick intervention was required, because his arm has broken into pieces in two places, and it began to show an inflammation around his heart, these information were given by his doctor” stated the president of Harghita County Council, Csaba Borboly, on his social website. Before the surgery we could take an interview with the 38 years old victim from Leliceni, when he was laying at the emergency in the County Hospital from Miercurea Ciuc. In the …

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President of Harghita County Council, Csaba : We want not to feel like Romania’s stepchildren

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President of the Harghita County Council, Borboly Csaba, on Tuesday asked President Klaus Iohannis‘ support so that the Szeklerland no longer be regarded in Romania as “a problem region,” and Hungarians no longer feel as some “stepchildren” of this country. Borboly Csaba, who participated on Tuesday, alongside Romania’s President, in the debate called “Coherence and transparency – examples of good practices in Harghita and Covasna Counties,” talked in his speech about the problems that the county has and about the manner in which he believes that it (the county) could be better integrated into the social and economic life of Romania. “Dear President, we would like not to feel like …

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