It became necessary for Hungary to appoint a new EU Commissioner after declaring himself incompatible at today's EP committee meeting between the activities of future enlargement commissioner László Trócsányi and his former law office and the decisions of his future commissioner. EU as Minister of Justice.
Reuters had already announced in the afternoon that Olivér Várhelyi could be the new candidate, which was confirmed with tonight's announcement.
Viktor Orbán told a news conference with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne in Budapest on Monday: Ursula von der Leyen, president-elect of the European Commission, asked him to appoint another commissioner. The prime minister replied that he was "in a special situation" as former Justice Minister László Trócsányi was the leader of Fidesz's list in the European elections and was expected to be expected as Commissioner-designate.
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