Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary will participate in the farewell ceremony of Jacques Delors, the former President of the European Commission, in Paris, France on Friday, 5 January, at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. This was confirmed by Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief, on Thursday, thereby corroborating reports from the French press.
Emmanuel Macron will preside over the national tribute ceremony for Jacques Delors at the courtyard of the Invalides Cathedral in Paris on Friday morning.
Jacques Delors, the former President of the European Commission, passed away at the age of 98 at the end of December.
Serving at the helm of the European Union’s executive body for a decade, from 1985 to 1995, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of the euro and in shaping the contemporary form of the European Union. He was a significant architect of initiatives such as the Schengen Zone, the Erasmus programmes, and the development of common agricultural policies.
Additionally, the French economist and politician contributed substantially to the establishment of the single market, fostering economic cooperation and trade within the European Community.
Source: Hungarian Conservative/MTI