Hungary’s PM Viktor Orbán is attending the two-day summit of the European Union in Brussels. According to the Press Chief of the Prime Minister’s Office Bertalan Havasi, the Viktor Orbán held informal discussions on Thursday in Brussels with the cabinet members of the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics.
After the talks, PM Orbán attended the summit of the European People’s Party. Prior to the meeting of the European Council, Heads of the Visegrád countries have held a preparatory session in the afternoon, Bertalan Havasi said. At the Thursday and Friday meeting of the European Council, which consists of the Heads of EU member states, the European Commission’s proposal concerning the establishment of the energy union, the May summit of the Eastern Partnership and the sanctions imposed on Russia will be on the agenda. The Greek economic situation is also expected to be discussed.
Meanwhile Viktor Orbán congratulated Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu on his party’s victory at the last elections in a letter. Orbán assured Netanyahu of the Hungarian government’s commitment to continue improving the relations between Hungary and Israel and he also invited his Israeli counterpart for a visit to Budapest, Orbán’s press chief said. At the parliamentary elections held on Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu’s party, Likud overtook its largest contestant, the Zionist Union – formerly thought to be more favoured – by six mandates. According to PM Netanyahu, his new cabinet will be formed within two to three weeks.
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