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Dec 02, 2019

Soros attempts to influence EC not refuted

During Friday’s secret committee meeting, discussions focused on unrefuted reports about US financier George Soros’s attempts to influence the approval procedure of new European commissioners.

During Friday’s secret committee meeting, discussions focused on unrefuted reports about US financier George Soros’s attempts to influence the approval procedure of new European commissioners.

János Halász, the ruling Fidesz deputy head of parliament’s national security committee, said the committee heard reports about past attacks against Hungary’s candidate for European commissioner Olivér Várhelyi.

Halász said Soros’s attempts against Várhelyi also raise national security issues. In line with the reports, Soros made every attempt personally and through his network and media to “torpedo the Hungarian commissioner,” he added.

The European Parliament approved on Wednesday the new commission headed by Ursula von der Leyen and Várhelyi was entrusted with the portfolio of European Neighborhood and Enlargement.

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