Hungary’s Fidesz 'Wants Anti-Migration EPP'

  • 19 Mar 2019 7:55 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary’s Fidesz 'Wants Anti-Migration EPP'
Fidesz wants a strong, united, Christian democratic European People's Party that opposes migration, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the PM's Office, has said.

Fidesz wants to remain in the centre-right bloc as long as there is a chance of the EPP embracing these values, Gulyás added.

Fidesz has always distanced itself from making personal attacks against people within its political family, he told MTI, noting that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will head Fidesz’s delegation to the EPP’s political general assembly scheduled for Wednesday, where delegates are expected to vote on Fidesz’s future in the grouping.

“We’d like to see fair and clear conditions,” Gulyás said. “We want to see a strong, united, Christian democratic EPP which opposes illegal immigration, and as long as there is hope and a good chance of this, we want to be a part of the EPP.”

He stressed, at the same time, Fidesz’s position that no compromise was possible when it came to opposing immigration and protecting Christian culture.

Concerning EPP chairman Joseph Daul and group leader Manfred Weber, Gulyás said that notwithstanding disagreements within the grouping, Fidesz had never personally criticised either and this principle would abide in the future, too.

MTI Photo: Szecsődi Balázs

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