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Sep 03, 2019

Hungarian MEPs nominated for new EU roles

Former Hungarian Justice Minister László Trácsányi has been officially nominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for a commissioner position in the European Union, and other MEPs are working their way towards securing new roles.

Former Hungarian Justice Minister László Trácsányi has been officially nominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for a commissioner position in the European Union, and other MEPs are working their way towards securing new roles.

Hungary’s conservative Fidesz party has won 12 of the 21 MEP seats allotted to Hungary at the EP elections this May. So far, the European Parliament has elected four Hungarians to positions of vice-president in various parliamentary committees.

According to Rmx.news, Tamás Deutsch (Fidesz) has been elected one of the vice-presidents of the budget control (CONT) commission, Kinga Gál (Fidesz) to security and defence (SEDE), István Újhelyi (Socialists) to transport and tourism (TRAN) while Gyula Winkler (RMDSZ, the largest political party of the Hungarian minority in Romania) to international trade (INTA).

Voting for the leadership positions in two other commissions will also be completed sometime this month, with Balázs Hídvéghi (Fidesz) nominated to citizen rights and interior (LIBE) and Andrea Bocskor (Fidesz) to culture and education (CULT).

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