Navracsics finally made European Comissioner
Tibor Navracsics, the Hungarian nominee for a European commissioner's portfolio, was appointed commissioner for culture, education, youth and sport, Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission's president, announced at a plenary session on the European Parliament today.
Navracsics was deprived of the citizenship portfolio in the new European Commission, as other MEPs demanded Juncker not assign the porfolio to a former member of the government of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who is directly responsible for the non-observance of civil rights and fundamental freedoms, according to international media outlets, Sofia News Agency novinite.com reported today, citing the Bulgarian National Radio. Greek Commissioner Dimitris Avramopulos will receive the citizenship portfolio.
“I have decided to place Citizenship under the responsibility of Dimitris Avramopoulos Commissioner in charge of Migration and Home Affairs – issues, very close to the heart of Europe's citizens – who will work in close cooperation on this matter with Justice and Consumers Commissioner Vera Jourova. I wish at the same time to reiterate my confidence and trust in Tibor Navracsics who performed excellently in his hearing and demonstrated a strong European commitment – which is why you considered him qualified as Commissioner," Juncker was quoted as saying by the EC press office.
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