EU Commission candidate Navracsics resigns as foreign minister
Budapest, September 19 (MTI) – Tibor Navracsics, who has been selected to serve as EU commissioner, has resigned from the post of Hungary’s foreign minister.
Navracsics, nominated for EU commissioner for education, culture, youth and citizenship, formally informed Hungary’s President Janos Ader and Prime Minister Viktor Orban about his decision on Friday, the foreign ministry told MTI.
The outgoing minister would now focus on preparations for his upcoming hearing in the European Parliament, the ministry said in a statement.
Navracsics was appointed as foreign minister of the new Orban government in June this year.
His hearing by the European Parliament’s cultural committee is expected to take place on Oct. 1, according to a preliminary schedule released by EP officials earlier this week.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the new European Commission, selected Navracsics for the post on September 10.
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