Government Spokesman Calls for EC Vice-President Jourova’s Resignation
Zoltán Kovács, the state secretary for international communications, called for the resignation of European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova on Friday, over her recent comment in connection with EU funds.
The state secretary reacted to a series of tweets by the vice president for values and transparency in which she said it was the “bare minimum” to expect that EU funds coming from European taxpayers should go where the rule of law was “not under threat”.
3/3 It is the bare minimum to expect that 🇪🇺 funds, coming from 🇪🇺 taxpayer, will go where the RoL is not under threat. Our values are not an addition to the single market, they are not left-wing or right-wing, conservative or progressive – they are fair and shared by all of us.
In his reply, Kovács said Jourova had “betrayed” her “political bias” when she referred to Hungary as a “sick democracy” and “insulted” Hungarian voters by saying that they were “unable to form an independent opinion”. He added that “you’re unfit to represent the values that you preach. Time to resign.”
Oh, really? You expect us to buy that? @verajourova, you betrayed your political bias when you called Hungary a “sick democracy” and insulted our voters saying we are “unable to form an independent opinion.” You’re unfit to represent the values that you preach. Time to resign. https://t.co/1YHPySgTTK