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”
MEPs of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party have also reelected Manfred Weber as the leader of the European People’s Party group in the European Parliament. Continue reading “Fidesz backs Weber, but not for EC president”
Hungary’s government is not backing either the European People’s Party’s Manfred Weber or the Social Democrats’ Frans Timmermans for the role of European Commission president, the state secretary for international communications and relations said on Wednesday. Continue reading “Govt backs neither Weber nor Timmermans”
In an open letter to Manfred Weber, the executive vice-president of Jobbik asked the EPP’s Spitzenkandidat, whether he had “noticed the Hungarian government’s attempts to smear its opponents through defamation and fake news,” when he was praising Viktor Orban in an interview a year ago. Continue reading “Gyongyosi’s open letter to Weber”
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.
“I’m supposed to receive a letter from the Bavarian prime minister and I will answer you depending on its content,” Prime Minister Viktor Orban told HVG.hu when he was asked about EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber’s idea regarding the Central European University (CEU). Continue reading “EPP-conflict: Orban’s waiting for the Bavarian PM’s letter”
Manfred Weber, the group leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), said in Budapest on Tuesday that his talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orban had been constructive and covered several issues, but some problems had remained unresolved. Continue reading “Both Orban and Weber want Fidesz to stay in the EPP – Gulyas”