The new European Commission assuming office in November plans to increase direct funding for towns and villages, distributed not on a political basis but on the quality of their programmes, opposition mayoral candidate for Budapest Gergely Karacsony said on Thursday after meeting European Union officials. Continue reading “Opposition mayoral candidate meets Timmermans”
The possible nomination of Frans Timmermans for European Commission president could be rejected solely because he is “George Soros’s man”, but the main reason for the Visegrad countries not to support him is because “he is a fighter of ideologies and he is against anyone who has a different view of the world”, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the V4NA news agency on Monday.
Hungary’s government is not backing either the European People’s Party’s Manfred Weber or the Social Democrats’ Frans Timmermans for the role of European Commission president, the state secretary for international communications and relations said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Govt backs neither Weber nor Timmermans”
Frans Timmermans, the European Socialists’ spitzenkandidat in the European Parliament elections, called for a strong, left-wing Europe at a Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) campaign rally in Budapest on Saturday. Continue reading “Timmermans campaigns in Hungary”
The European Commission shares the majority of concerns over the rule of law, human rights and corruption in Hungary, the commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (LIBE) in Brussels on Thursday. Continue reading “Timmermans: EC ‘shares concerns’ over rule of law in Hungary”
Frans Timmermans, addressing a Hungarian Socialist Party congress in Budapest on Saturday, called for fair wages in the European Union and closing the wage gap between women and men. Continue reading “Timmermans calls for fair wages in EU – Socialist congress”
The Spitzenkandidat of the European Socialists (PES), Frans Timmermans attends the party congress of the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) on Saturday, Hungarian media reported. Continue reading “Timmermans attends Socialists’ congress”