Ruling Fidesz MEPs have sent a letter of protest to the European Commission arguing that the appointed liaison of the delegation preparing this year’s rule-of-law report on Hungary, was “an out-and-out left-wing political activist”. Fidesz EP group leader Tamas Deutsch noted that the EC had promised an “unbiased” 2020 rule-of-law report. He accused the EC of instead having produced “a political pamphlet” echoing the European … Continue reading Fidesz critical of rule-of-law report liaison
The European Parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution condemning Hungary and Poland in connection with the EU’s Article 7 procedures launched earlier against those two countries. The resolution was adopted with 446 votes in favour, 178 against and with 41 abstentions. Continue reading “EP adopts resolution against Hungary and Poland”
The number of migrants looking to enter Hungary illegally from Serbia has risen significantly over the past month, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office said on Thursday.
The MEP group of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat alliance on Wednesday called for opening a “new chapter” in the functioning of the European Union and a fundamental turnaround in its economic and migration policies. Continue reading “Hungarian MEPs react to the new EC’s election”
The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved the new team of European commissioners, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Brussels on Monday.
The European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee has approved Hungary’s candidate for European commissioner after coordinators of the legislative body’s political groups accepted Oliver Varhelyi’s answers to the additional written questions he was given following his hearing last week. Continue reading “Green light for Varhelyi”
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”
The European Parliament’s legal affairs committee “has established no conflict of interest” in connection with the European commissioner nominees of France, Hungary, and Romania, MEP Jozsef Szajer (ruling Fidesz) said on Tuesday. Continue reading “EP committee okays Hungary commissioner candidate Varhelyi”
European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has formally backed Hungary’s Oliver Varhelyi as European commissioner-designate, an EC spokeswoman said in Brussels on Tuesday. Continue reading “Hungary’s Varhelyi formally backed for EU commissioner-designate”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday that he would nominate ambassador Oliver Varhelyi, the head of Hungary’s permanent representative office in Brussels, as Hungary’s candidate for European commissioner. Continue reading “Orban proposes Oliver Varhelyi for commissioner designate”