‘Europe’s bulldog’

Published on 11 April 2013 at 09:24

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The weekly, which has close ties to Viktor Orbán’s government, devotes its front page to European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, Viviane Reding.
The magazine claims that Reding, who is also the Commission Vice-President, embodies a “new type of European identity” because she hails from Luxembourg, “a postmodern country” set up by France and Germany “where 38 per cent of the population are foreigners, mainly from southern Europe.”
Reding is leading “Europe’s campaigns against Hungary,” because they serve as a means of achieving her ambition of becoming president of the European Commission after Barroso," argues Heti Válasz, which adds: “In seeking conflict with the conservative Hungarian government, she aims to secure the support of the left and the liberals in Europe."

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