ČT24 | The European Union is in a state of unity, despite differences among some member countries

The European Parliament elections held from June 6th till 9th not only introduced a new lineup of MEPs but also brought significant changes in the distribution of seats among various countries. The European Union is gearing up for new challenges with its new leadership, and Hungary will assume the presidency in July. How will the European institutions transform, and what priorities will dominate over the next five years? Žiga Faktor, Deputy Director and Head of the Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute, commented for Czech Television.

The Hungarian presidency will be unique for two reasons. One is Hungary's position within the Union, marked by a problematic political situation and tensions between Viktor Orbán and senior EU officials. On the other hand, it will also be unique because it will begin right after the European elections, when new institutions will be formed and a new agenda will be set.

You can listen to the full commentary here starting at 2:33.

#eu elections #Hungary #Viktor Orban #European institutions

Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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