02/12/2019 22:50

Progressive Alliance: Kata Tüttő and István Ujhelyi Elected as Board Members

Progressive Alliance: Kata Tüttő and István Ujhelyi Elected as Board Members
Hungarian members were also elected to the new political leadership of the Progressive Alliance, a group of more than 130 political parties, at the organisation's convention in Stockholm: Deputy Mayor of Budapest Kata Tüttő and Member of the European Parliament István Ujhelyi representing Hungarian Social Democrats.

After their election, the Hungarian Socialist politicians said it was important to provide unified, cooperative and socially sensitive responses to the crises that afflict our societies, therefore the international unity of left-wing parties can be an important driver of change.
Numerous party leaders and representatives attended the international organisation's meeting in Sweden; among others First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, President of the Party of European Socialists Sergei Stanishev and the Swedish, Macedonian, Finnish and Portuguese Prime Ministers were also present.
At the session of the Progressive Alliance, besides the election of new board members, the challenges of digitization and the future of work, the issues of climate change and sustainability were discussed by the social democratic politicians, who also adopted proclamations pertaining to these issues.
The Progressive Alliance was founded in May 2013 in Leipzig. Its members are socialist, social democratic and progressive political parties and it is headquartered in the Willy Brandt House in Berlin.