In a letter to EPP group leader Manfred Weber, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban proposed „a looser form of cooperation” between the MEPs of the Fidesz delegation and the EPP Group in the European Parliament. „Our membership in the EPP has been consensually suspended and this defines the actual relationship between our parties. However, the ways this would alter our cooperation in the European Parliament … Continue reading Orban proposes looser form of cooperation to Weber
In a letter to fellow presidents of EPP member parties, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban wrote about the “political attacks of recent weeks against Hungary”. Continue reading “Orban wrote a letter to EPP party presidents”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for a debate within the European People’s Party on the future of the EPP in a memorandum sent to the leaders of the grouping, on Tuesday. In the memo, shared by ruling Fidesz’s deputy leader Katalin Novak on Facebook, Orban said members of the centre-right grouping had played an active and important role in European public discourse from the outset. … Continue reading Memorandum: Orban calls for EPP reform
The Austrian People’s Party (OVP) was “very rational” in the debate over Fidesz within the European People’s Party (EPP), Peter Szijjarto, Hungary’s foreign minister, said in an interview published by the APA news agency on Wednesday. Continue reading “Szijjarto: OVP rational in EPP debate over Fidesz”
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party was “an inch away” from leaving the European People’s Party (EPP) on Thursday, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a radio interview. Continue reading “Orban: ‘We were an inch away from quitting EPP’”
The European People’s Party (EPP) will not change course and has made clear that those wishing to belong to the party family are expected to endorse its values, Manfred Weber, the EPP’s group leader in the European Parliament, said on Tuesday, in reaction to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s remarks on his Fidesz party’s membership. Continue reading “EPP not changing course, says Weber”
The government’s aim is for the Hungarian economy’s level of development to reach 85 percent of the average development level of the European Union by 2030, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told an international press conference on Thursday. Continue reading “Orban holds an international press conference”
Fidesz MEP Tamas Deutsch says the key task in 2020 is to put a halt to migration to Europe.
Deputy head of the European People’s Party (EPP) Antonio Tajani has called it a political mistake that the EPP membership of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party had been questioned.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in an interview on Friday that protecting Hungarian economic achievements would be the topmost task in 2020, adding that it would be an uphill struggle to sustain economic growth with the euro zone in turmoil. The government’s economic action plan for the first quarter of 2020 “hopefully will be based on tax cuts”, he added. Continue reading “Orban: Fidesz can’t belong to a pro-migration community”