November 28, 2021
Miran Györek (Muraszombat, 13 April 1952 - 23 November 2021 or earlier) Slovenian politician, Germanist, member of the nationalist Slovenian National Party, member of the party in the Slovenian parliament from 2008 to 2011. Its name suggests that it is of Hungarian origin, in fact, despite its spelling, it cannot be considered as such. After the Treaty of Trianon in 1920, some Slovenian families who had lived in Hungary until then did not deviate from the Hungarian spelling of their names, like the Györek, because they could not choose a different representation for the sound in their name or for aesthetic reasons. Career He attended elementary school and high school in his hometown. During his undergraduate years, he studied English and German between 1971 and 1975. In 1976 he served in the Yugoslav People's Army, then took up an English-German teaching position in Muraszombat, and even taught Slovenian in Austria for a few years. He graduated in Arabic in the 1980s and worked as a translator in Iraq for two years, returning to work as a German and English translator, opening a translation agency in 1990 under the name EVROPA. He did not resign as a teacher or translator. He began his political career in 1994 and ran for the mayoral election in Murasombat, which he did not win, but was an adviser to the city and region governing body. During his representation, he was a member of the committees responsible for agriculture, forestry, public catering, health, culture, public education, sports, youth, higher education and some other areas. He was unable to get enough votes in the 2011 elections and was no longer in parliament. Györek, like his party, took anti-Croatian positions, so he considered Croatia a threat to the Mura region, which he said he wanted to carry out a "silent occupation" that should be brought to the attention of Europeans. He said this after strangers repainted the border stones with Croatian insignia on the Croatian-Slovenian border in Muravy, attaching a short extension to so-called Croatia. The stones were repainted by Zmago Jelinčič Plemeniti and Györek. Györek supported Plemeniti's proposal to reduce the money allocated to the Hungarian minority in Slovenia and use it to support Slovenes in Hungary. Although the party emphasized that its proposal was not an anti-Hungarian move. In the summer of 2008, Györek also took part in the organization of a tour to Hungary, during which party members and sympathizers went to the Slovenian village of Orfalu to express their Slovenian affiliation with Slovenia. His wife, Aljina, had two sons: Denis and Györek Rocky.