Daniel Deak, analyst for the 21st Century Institute, told Hungarian public service television that Hungary and the Visegrad countries can expect a dramatic change in Brussels politics, as Hungarian premier Viktor Orban and new Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s Brussels meeting had positive results, the V4 news agency reported.

The analyst said the Prime Minister probably told von der Leyen that the Visegrad Four want the European Commission to return to its earlier role and follow the policy of the European Council instead of shaping it. He thinks the new Commission president is open to this suggestion, so political decisions made in the future could be hopeful for the V4 countries.

Deak believes that Ursula von der Leyen clearly follows a very different direction than her predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker. “Her first statement already mentioned that Central and Eastern Europe need to be understood. In addition, if we look at who she met in the past few days (the Poles, the Croatians and the Hungarians), it is clear that she immediately focused on this region,” said Daniel Deak.