Gulyas: Fidesz votes were crucial for Von der Leyen’s election

Ursula von der Leyen would not have been nominated for the post of European Commission president without support from the Hungarian government and the Visegrad countries and she “could not have been elected without the votes of (Hungary’s ruling) Fidesz MEPs,” the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.

Gergely Gulyas said that the new commission would have to “fix many mistakes left behind by outgoing EC head Jean-Claude Juncker” such as the way the body handled the migration crisis. He also criticised the EC for delays in increasing the efficiency of border controls and its “failure to reimburse Hungary for its border control measures”. He also blamed the EC for uncertainties around Brexit.

Source and photo: MTI

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