MEPs of the Hungarian opposition parties will nominate the Hungarian Chamber of Doctors, and “by extension every Hungarian healthcare worker”, for the European Citizens’ Prize, the parties said on Thursday.
In a statement signed by MEPs of the Democratic Coalition, the Momentum Movement, the Socialists (MSZP) and Jobbik, the parties said the coronavirus pandemic had brought about unprecedented challenges for the healthcare system and its professionals.
“The past year has shown that we can count on Hungarian healthcare workers, even in the greatest calamity; even when they have to work amid inhuman circumstances. They are without doubt the greatest heroes of the fight against the pandemic; thousands of truly brave people,” the statement said.
The European Citizens’ Prize has been awarded each year, since 2008, to European organisations or individuals who have given exceptional service in the service of greater European integration and understanding between citizens and member states.
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