EPSCO Council - Employment, Social Policy session, Luxembourg, 12 June 2023
The European Semester was once again at the very heart of policy debates within the EPSCO Council. The Ministers discussed the Spring Package and the future of the Social Convergence Framework, where a number of Member States, including Hungary voiced their concerns.
EU to introduce mandatory distribution of migrants between Member States
The European Union would introduce the mandatory distribution of migrants among Member States, and if the relevant legislative process goes through, Member States will have no say in who will live in their territories, Bence Rétvári, Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, said in a statement to MTI in Luxembourg on Thursday.
Current agri market disturbances were in the focus at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in May
Left-wing majority in the European Parliament does not like Hungary's pro-peace stance
The European Parliament wants to prevent Hungary from holding the EU Council presidency in the second half of 2024 because the left-wing majority of the institution does not like Hungary's pro-peace stance, Justice Minister Judit Varga said in Brussels on Tuesday.
Despite the pressure, we will not give up our commitment to peace and our national interests
There is enormous pressure concerning the arms deliveries to Ukraine and new sanctions, but the government will not give up its commitment to peace and its national interests, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in Brussels on Monday.