Member European parliament, Hungary, since 1999. Member Group of the Party of European Socialists. Member committee on industry, external trade, research and energy.
Substitute member committee on the environment, public health and consumer policy. Member delegation for relations with Switzerland, Iceland and Norway. Substitute member delegation to the European Union-Hungary Joint Parliamentary Committee.
From 1999 to 2004 he was a member of the European Parliament for the social-democratic Democrats of the Left, despite not being a member of the party.