March 10th, 2017

Hungary backs Tusk’s re-election as EP president, opposing Polish gov’t

On the subject of the election of the president of the European Council, government office chief János Lázár noted at a weekly government news briefing that both parties of the ruling coalition are members of the European People’s Party and supported its candidate, the incumbent Donald Tusk. Hungary had tried without success to mediate a compromise between the European Council and the Polish government, which intended to nominate MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski for the post, he noted at the press conference which took place before Tusk was elected. Hungary’s governing parties were “sympathetic to the Polish view” but were “duty-bound” to vote with the EPP, he said.

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  • wolfi

    Really funny – now Hungary is the “traitor” in the Hun/Pol friendship – just because they need the Brussels money …

    • CG Walkman

      Yes, brotherhood with Hungary is always for sale to the highest bidder. Right now it is Russia, but the Chinese are not too far behind.

      Hilarious that Poland thinks it is the arbiter of European values, and the other 26 countries are clueless…….Of course they didn’t expect that Hungary would sell them out at the last minute.

    • Pali

      You vote for a new Nazi party in Germany, so would you change your mind and go for an opposition candidate? Hungary, like Poland is a divided country, but while they have a solid foundation in a democratic government, they stick to it, as do the Polish government. So really, Hungary is not the traitor.

      • wolfi

        Me voting for the kind of Nazi party AfD? Are you crazy, palinka?
        Once again:
        Hungary did not vote for their Polish friends’ candidate – but for the “hated” Liberal Tusk who represents the Brussels establishment …

  • Whorban should of course expel these ungrateful Polish visitors, maybe even label them as ‘illegal immigrants’, then who invited them to go to Budapest on this Hungarian/Fidesz National Day?
    https://twitter.com/liliebayer/status/841969209248776192

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