The new European Commission considers it an absolute priority to increase the EU’s visibility and influence in the western Balkans, Oliver Verhelyi, the European Commission’s member responsible for neighbourhood policy and enlargement told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap. Continue reading “Varhelyi: Enlargement is our common interest”
The Visegrad Group (V4) expects the new European Commission to speed up European Union enlargement, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said on Monday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: V4 expects new EC to speed up EU enlargement”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview on Friday that protecting Hungarian economic achievements would be the topmost task in 2020, adding that it would be an uphill struggle to sustain economic growth with the euro zone in turmoil. The government’s economic action plan for the first quarter of 2020 “hopefully will be based on tax cuts”, he added. Continue reading “Orban: Fidesz can’t belong to a pro-migration community”
Hungary’s commissioner-designate for enlargement and neighbourhood policy, Oliver Varhelyi has answered the written questions of the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee, ahead of his hearing which will take place tomorrow morning. Continue reading “Commissioner-designate stresses his independence”
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.
Germany is Hungary’s most important economic partner and a strategic ally in a number of areas, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said after talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Budapest on Monday.
Laszlo Trocsanyi, Hungary’s former justice minister, has been selected as the European Union’s commissioner-designate for neighbourhood and enlargement, the executive arm of the European Union said on Tuesday.
The European Union should speed up its enlargement process, Hungary’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: EU should speed up enlargement”
The European Union should give continuous positive feedback to Eastern Partnership countries, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told leaders of the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries at a summit in Brussels on Friday. Pursuing cooperation with these countries is in the political, economic, energy and security interests of the bloc, he said. Continue reading ““Ukraine must revoke its education law””
Of the Balkan countries, Montenegro “stands closest” to joining the European Union, Hungarian President Janos Ader after meeting his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Vujanovic in Cetinje on Tuesday. Continue reading “Ader: Montenegro closest to the EU in its region”