Brussels, 2 May 2012
Message of congratulations from President Barroso to Mr János Áder, President of Hungary
"On behalf of the European Commission, I would like to offer you my congratulations on your election as President of Hungary.
Your election has come at a crucial time, as Hungary, together with other Member States, embarks on the path of economic recovery. After managing a successful Presidency of the European Union, your country faces difficult choices in difficult times. Addressing you as a former Member of the European Parliament, I am confident about your deep commitment to the European Project. I hope for your active involvement in communicating this success story, sharing our common values and interests and the actions we take together to tackle the challenges we face today.
I wish you every success in your mandate as Head of State and I look forward to working with you towards a united and prosperous Europe, which is our joint responsibility."