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Géza Szőcs
State Minister

Géza Szőcs was born in 1953 in Transylvania (Romania).

In 1982 he was arrested for his oppositional activities, later he was forced to leave the country. On his return in 1990 he was elected secretary general of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) and he was a senator of Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, Romania) in the Bucharest Parliament.

He is a poet, a stage author and a novel writer. Together with Mircea Dinescu, a Roman poet, he is a co-founder of a republic of poets. Later he proclaims a provocative conception of the possibility to revive Königsberg as an independent European city. Nowadays he lives in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, Romania) and Budapest.

In May 2009 Géza Szőcs was awarded the prize of the Vienna European Academy.

In the laudation it was emphasized that “his life-work as a poet and a politician has been an essential contribution to the unity of our continent and the creation of spiritual and political spaces in the new millennium.”