Jean-Claude Juncker told Italy’s public tv channel RAI1 that he doesn’t care about the Hungarian government’s campaign against him, but he is bothered by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s xenophobia, hostility towards foreigners. Continue reading “Orban refuses to be lectured by Juncker”
“When your closest allies and friends turn their back on you it’s time to stop and think,” Jobbik’s executive vice-president Marton Gyongyosi tweeted in reply on Saturday to Judit Varga, the state secretary for EU relations. Continue reading “Gyongyosi to Varga: Communism is over”
EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber told ZDF on Friday that if he could only win the presidency of the European Commission with votes from Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, then he wouldn’t take the job. He added that he does not want to win by right-wing votes, he wants to shape the future of Europe from the middle.
The conflict between Fidesz and the European People’s Party (EPP) is almost a tragedy, Werner J. Patzelt, campaign manager of the CDU in Saxony, political science professor at Technische Universitat Dresden, told Magyar Hírlap, adding that it’s very important for non-leftist parties to stay together, despite the pressure of the left-wing media and parties. Continue reading “Merkel unlikely to complete her term”
Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview on Sunday urged all Hungarians “who love their country and support its interests” to participate in the European Parliament election on May 26. Continue reading “Orban urges voters to back Hungarian interests”
The political assembly of the European People’s Party (EPP) reached a good compromise concerning Fidesz on Wednesday, Milan Zver, MEP of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap.
Hungary’s ruling Fidesz has “unilaterally suspended exercising its rights as a member of the European People’s Party”, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at an international press conference after an EPP meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Continue reading “Fidesz’s membership suspended in the EPP”