Hungary – Visit by Amélie de Montchalin to Budapest (9 December 2019)


Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of State for European Affairs, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is visiting Budapest today. This visit follows on from the meeting between President Macron and the Hungarian prime minister on October 11, 2019, as well as the meeting of the state secretaries for European affairs of the Visegrad Group (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia) and France which took place in Prague on November 28.

The minister of state will meet with Judit Varga, Hungarian Minister for Justice, also responsible for European Affairs, as well as with Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Government Commissioner for Francophonie. Their discussions will focus on issues included on the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Council of December 10 and the European Council from December 12 to 13, notably the next European multiannual financial framework, the EU strategy for achieving carbon neutrality, the reform of the enlargement process and the conference on the future of Europe. Issues relating to the rule of law will also be addressed.

The minister of state will also meet with President and Rector of the Central European University Michael Ignatieff, before talking with the students.