June 25th, 2019
It is important for Hungary that "a competent politician" should be elected European Commission president, the head of the Prime Minister's Office told parliament's European affairs committee on Tuesday. "The EC's operations over the past five years have been a failure," Gergely Gulyas told the committee at his annual hearing. He expressed concern over leadership competencies particularly in the EC's tackling of migration and Brexit. "The EC needs to be changed, it should not be a political committee, but a body that makes sure that EU agreements are implemented," Gulyas said. EU institutions should have leaders who can maintain "correct and balanced" relations with every member state "without a record of previously attacking any of them", Gulyas said. "It is clear that there isn't a majority support for the spitzenkandidats," he said.