Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling for the resignation of Commissioner Věra Jourová.
The move follows Věra Jourová, vice president of the European Commission, referring to Hungary’s democracy in a recent interview as “sick”. After a cabinet meeting, it was decided that Jourová should resign.
Zoltán Kovács, State Secretary for International Communications and Relations, tweeted the prime minister's letter, where he wrote that her statements are "inappropriate and unacceptable, a blatant violation of the principle of sincere cooperation, incompatible with her current mandate, therefore her resignation is indispensable".
Members of the Commission are members of a distinguished team who are supposed to be guardians of the treaties, not political partisans in a Europe that is increasingly weakened by partisan division. If Jourová cannot rise above, then she must resign.
Read the letter in full here.