: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Hungarian Commission candidate blocked by Parliament committee

MEPs declined to give approval to Hungary’s candidate to join incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s top team, instead asking the longtime diplomat to answer additional questions in writing.
The decision by members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs not to green light Olivér Várhelyi for the neighborhood and enlargement post creates another headache for von der Leyen and casts more doubt on the incoming Commission’s chances of taking office on December 1 — already a month later than planned.
Committee members representing the Greens, Socialists and Democrats, Renew Europe and the European United Left/Nordic Green Left asked …read more

Source:: European Voice



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