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European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans must take responsibility for the influx of more than 1.5 million illegal migrants into Europe over the past years, the foreign minister said on Friday.

Timmermans, a Socialist politician, is “personally responsible for the EC’s appallingly poor performance” over the past five years, Péter Szijjártó told public Kossuth radio.

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The EC vice-president is also responsible for the continued decline of Europe’s competitiveness and the deteriorating security situation on the continent, the minister said.

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In connection with the upcoming European parliamentary elections, Szijjártó said all top candidates of the various European party groups were unfit to lead an EU institution.

In the featured photo Péter Szijjártó. Photo by Mitko Sztojcsev/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade