September 10th, 2019
Laszlo Trocsanyi, Hungary's former justice minister, has been selected as the commissioner-designate for EU neighbourhood and enlargement. European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next EC in Brussels on Tuesday. Hungary's Fidesz-KDNP group in the European Parliament welcomed Von der Leyen's announcement to designate Trocsanyi to take up "one of the most important commission posts". Enlargement policy has been one of the most prominent portfolios of the commission for decades, the group said in a statement. Trocsanyi is an internationally recognised professional and his diplomatic experience makes him entirely suitable for one of the most important commission posts, the statement said. Von der Leyen said Hungary's objectives "are clear regarding the integration of the Western Balkans, which are in line with the those of the new European Commission". The integration of those countries will be a focal point of the new EC's work, she said.