We’ll have a talk about that...

Fidesz’ propaganda machine was probably celebrating European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s decision to nominate László Trócsányi to be European Commissioner for neighbourhood and enlargement. Obviously, the lackey media is not bothered by such “minute details” that László Trócsányi first has to get the support of the European Parliament’s relevant committee. I think the committee will have plenty of questions to ask from the man who, as the former Justice Minister of Hungary, bears a major responsibility for the attacks against judicial independence and the rule of law in Hungary. And if MEPs want to look into professional matters, they might ask such questions as how the candidate states could possibly be held to the EU’s fundamental values by a former minister of a government which gives asylum to a convicted Macedonian ex-prime minister who was smuggled into Hungary across several candidate countries by tricking the authorities there. Is this what he wants to teach to the Balkan countries on behalf of the EU? Perhaps László Trócsányi could also be asked why the Hungarian government celebrated the Chauvinistic Bosnian Serb leaders who were so fervent representatives of Russian interests. They could also ask him about the extradition of the Azerbaijani hatchet murderer. I’m afraid I’m not the only MEP who would raise questions whether László Trócsányi’s nomination as Commissioner should be backed.

In addition, the final decision on László Trócsányi will most likely be made by the Foreign Affairs Committee, which I am a member of as the only Hungarian opposition MEP at the moment. Well, Mr Trócsányi, there are more and more questions in my notebook for the big talk...

 

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