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After the European Parliamentary Elections: What’s next?

Over 200 million European citizens voted in the European Parliamentary elections that took place May 23-26, raising voter turnout from what was only 42.61 percent in 2014 to 51 percent this year. The new parliament will convene in its first plenary session July 2.

Prior to that first plenary session, the parliamentary political groups will hold their constitutive meetings. A political group must consist of at least 25 MEPs elected in at least one-quarter of the member states and have to notify the outgoing President of the Parliament of their formation by July 1 in order to be officially…

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June 3, 2019

EP Elections

PM Orbán on the EP Elections: Europe’s future is at stake

The campaign for the upcoming European Parliamentary elections officially kicked off with a rally in downtown Budapest led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of Justice László Trócsányi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó and MEP József Szájer.

“Will Europe remain European or will we give way to the masses coming from other cultures?” PM Orbán Viktor asked in his speech, adding that “we will decide whether we protect our Christian European culture or give way to multiculturalism.”  The prime minister also presented his seven-point action plan to be set in motion after the elections, which calls for…

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April 18, 2019

EP Elections

List of Fidesz-KDNP MEP candidates: A team ready to defend the Hungarian interests in the EP

Hungary has adopted the Spitzenkandidat model in drawing up its candidate list for the European Parliamentary elections, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán during his press conference earlier this month. Minister of Justice László Trócsányi will lead the Fidesz-KDNP list and, as list leader, will be t its nominee for the European Commission. Fidesz-KDNP supports Manfred Weber as the EPP’s Spitzenkandidat to head the Commission and has put Trócsanyi at the top of the list to make it clear who they would nominate to join the Commission.

It’s a straight-forward way to address the Commission’s so-called “democratic deficit.” When the people…

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Editorial January 28, 2019