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”
Graft under the previous, Socialist and Liberal governments, has “largely contributed” to findings in the latest annual report of the European Union’s anti-corruption office (OLAF), ruling Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch told Hungarian journalists in Brussels on Wednesday.
Right wingers in the European Parliament supported Ursula von der Leyen’s winning the post of European Commission president, while the majority of the Left voted against her, Hungary’s MEP Balazs Hidveghi told Hungarian reporters after the vote on Tuesday night. Continue reading “Fidesz “advanced its confidence” to Von der Leyen”
Hungarian MEPs Tamas Deutsch and Kinga Gal (ruling Fidesz) as well as Istvan Ujhelyi (Socialist) have been elected vice chairpersons of committees of the European Parliament. Continue reading “Scandal over Fidesz’s committee nominations”
The issue of Hungary has been returned to the agenda of the European Parliament plenary session on Wednesday as a result of the EP election campaign, MEP Tamas Deutsch of ruling Fidesz said. Continue reading “MEPs speak out in the EP’s Hungary debate”
Fidesz believes George Soros’s people “are pulling the strings of the European Commission’s leading politicians” and demands an explanation, Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch said at a press conference on an unrelated topic in Budapest on Saturday. Continue reading ““Soros pulls the strings in Brussels””
The left-wing RED movement – founded by Socialist MEP Istvan Ujhelyi – holds a protest on Tuesday in Brussels’ Schuman Square.