The European Commission needs a leader who respects countries in Central Europe, cabinet chief Antal Rogan said on public radio on Sunday.
The new leaders of the European Union’s institutions should be “granted trust in advance”, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said at his weekly press briefing on Wednesday. Continue reading “Gulyas voices support for new EU leaders”
Ruling Fidesz’s MEP Livia Jaroka and the opposition Democratic Coalition’s Klara Dobrev were both elected vice-presidents of the European Parliament on Wednesday. Continue reading “Two Hungarian MEPs elected vice-president”
Serious mistakes were made in the European Union in the past few year which will have to be set right, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public news channel m1 after the extraordinary meeting of the heads of state and government of the European Union to nominate the new heads of EU bodies after the May elections. Continue reading “Orban: Future ‘still holds battles’ after EU leadership nominations”
Prime Minister’s Office chief Gergely Gulyas, at a regular press briefing on Thursday, underlined the importance of electing new European Union leaders as quickly as possible, adding that getting the right people into the top jobs was more important than rushing appointments.
It is important for Hungary that “a competent politician” should be elected European Commission president, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told parliament’s European affairs committee on Tuesday.
Hungary wants the European Council to accept the position that migration should be stopped rather than managed, Zoltan Kovacs, the state secretary for international communications and relations, said during a visit to London on Monday. Continue reading
The government does not support either Manfred Weber or Frans Timmermans, the lead candidates of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the European Socialists, to fill top EU positions because these two politicians do not meet the expectations of the Hungarian people, the foreign minister told public Kossuth radio on Sunday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: Weber, Timmermans not up to Hungarians’ expectations”
Manfred Weber and Frans Timmermans, the lead candidates of the European People’s Party and the European Socialists, “have failed” in their bids to become the next European Commission president, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday, adding that this was “good news” for Hungary because the Hungarian people did not want to see either of them in charge. Continue reading “Orban: Weber, Timmermans have failed”
The biggest winners of last month’s European Parliament elections were the political groups that were subjected to the strongest attacks in recent years and the weeks leading up to the vote, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Gulyas: Most attacked political groups EP election’s biggest winners”