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 European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council has approved the new team of European commissioners, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in Brussels on Monday.
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”
The European People’s Party must regain its strength and return to its fundamental values, Gergely Gulyas, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a regular press briefing on Thursday. Continue reading “Gulyas: EPP must return to fundamental values”
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”
Oliver Varhelyi, Hungary’s nominee for European commissioner, told a hearing in the European Parliament on Thursday that he will carry out his duties as commissioner independently of any government, emphasising his intention to follow the EU’s policy objectives. He failed to convince the coordinators.
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 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.
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”