| Istvan Bethlen|
| June 19, 1946 (age 69)
Cluj, Romania (1946-06-19) |
István Bethlen (born June 19, 1946) is a Hungarian economist and politician, member of the National Assembly (MP) from MDF Budapest Regional List between 1990 and 1994.
István Bethlen (born 1946) Wikipedia
He was born as Count István Bethlen de Bethlen (Hungarian: bethleni gróf Bethlen István) into a wealthy and influential Transylvanian family in Cluj, which was already part of the Kingdom of Romania again after World War II. He is the fourth child of Count László Bethlen and Countess Margit Teleki de Szék. Count István married Éva Vajda de Kisbag on September 21, 1991 in Budapest.
Count István emigrated to West Germany in his youth. He finished his academic studies at the University of Innsbruck, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Vienna. He publicated several economic works in English and German language.
He returned to Hungary after the end of Communism in 1990. He was elected Member of Parliament from the Hungarian Democratic Forum's Budapest Regional List in the 1990 parliamentary election. He served as Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Budget, Tax and Finance from May 3, 1990 and December 21, 1990. He was also a member of the Committee on European Community Affairs since June 23, 1992 and the Committee on Human Rights, Minorities and Religious Affairs since June 15, 1993.
Until 2012, he served as President of the Hungarian branch of the Paneuropean Union.