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The nomination of Frans Timmermans for EC president could be rejected solely because he is “Soros’s man”, but the main reason for the V4 countries not to support him is because “he is a fighter of ideologies and he is against anyone who has a different view of the world”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said.

In an interview to the V4NA news agency, Orbán referred to developments at the recent European Union summit as “thrillerlike”, and insisted that “some European leaders” including Timmermans, spitzenkandidat of the European Socialists and Democrats, and Manfred Weber, that of the European People’s Party, have “decided that the EC should be led by an unfaltering supporter of the NGO network of George Soros and of liberal democracy”.
“They have found a real fighter, Timmermans… who would not tolerate any views different from his own or deviating from liberal democracy,” Orbán insisted. He warned that “if that group captures the EC president’s chair, they will finance from that position Soros’s NGOs for long years and will try and restructure central European societies especially in terms of migration”. “Several of us” including the EPP, Hungary and the V4 group is working to “stop that process”, he added. He argued that Timmermans, if elected EC president, would “introduce east-west divisions in the EU, causing huge problems”.