President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will ask Hungary and Romania to name new commissioner designates following an official letter from David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, about the decision of the EP legal committee.
According to MTI, the EC has already held preliminary talks with the governments of Hungary and Romania and at the next phase of talks, their governments will be asked to name new commissioner designates.
In line with EU rules, the EP president must first officially inform Von der Leyen about the legal committee’s decision. The legal committee on Monday confirmed its position that there is a conflict of interest between the post of commissioner to which László Trócsányi, Hungary’s former justice minister, has been designated and the activities of a law firm he is associated with.
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