Hungary to keep enlargement portfolio

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has approved European lawmaker Adina Valean as the commissioner-designate for Romania, a spokesperson for the transition team told Reuters on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

“Both candidates had interviews with the President-elect and did well. The President-elect decided for Adina Valean to take on the portfolio of transport”,

a spokesman said. Hungarian news agency MTI pointed out that in this case, Hungarian candidate Oliver Varhelyi is likely to keep the enlargement portfolio. Several media outlets and Hungarian opposition politicians have implied earlier that Von der Leyen might swap portfolios, after both Hungary’s and Romania’s original candidates were rejected by the European Parliament’s legal committee.

Source: Reuters, Hungary Journal

Photo: MTI

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