The statements made by Vice President of the European Commission Vera Jourová render her unfit for the job of EU commissioner, Minister of State for International Communication and Relations Zoltán Kovács stated on the public service television news channel M1 on Tuesday morning.

He said in her latest interview the Vice President of the European Commission described Hungary as “a sick democracy” and it turns out that she deems Hungarians to be practically unfit to make responsible decisions.

He added that, given her position, it is unusual for Vera Jourová to make politically critical observations in connection with a government. He stressed that the Commission Vice President – as the whole of the Commission – should serve as an objective guardian, making sure that everyone observes the rules.

Due to the harsh statements made in the interview, on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán called upon Vera Jourová to resign, and made it clear that until this happens the Government of Hungary will sever all contact with the Vice President, the Minister of State added.

On Kossuth Radio’s programme ‘Good morning, Hungary,’ Zoltán Kovács said what happened is utterly unacceptable on the part of the Commission which regards itself as impartial. The only way the future of EU institutions can be ensured is if the political witch-hunts conducted against Hungary and Central European countries are brought to a conclusion once and for all, the Minister of State stressed.

(Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister / MTI)