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Apr 22, 2020

FM says EC President and EU Commissioner are waging a revenge campaign against Hungary

The foreign minister has highlighted that European Council President Charles Michel and EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders “are waging a revenge campaign” against Hungary over migration

The foreign minister has highlighted that European Council President Charles Michel and EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders “are waging a revenge campaign” against Hungary over migration.

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said on Facebook that the previous Belgian government, headed by Michel and including Reynders, had lost power over its support for the UN’s global migration compact, which Hungary had strongly rejected.

“We were the ones to draw Europe’s attention to what the United Nations was up to at the end of 2018. The Belgian government then fell apart because its coalition parties could not reach an agreement on what position to take on the compact,” he said. “This has been frustrating Charles Michel and Didier Reynders ever since,” Minister Szijjártó said, adding that the two Belgian politicians were “attacking Hungary for personal reasons”.