Hungarian Opinion: EPP Prolongs The Suspension Of Fidesz

  • 5 Feb 2020 10:58 AM
  • BudaPost
Hungarian Opinion: EPP Prolongs The Suspension Of Fidesz
A pro-government columnist interprets the EPP decision to continue the suspension of Fidesz as a sign of its ideological uncertainty and weakness.

In Magyar Hírlap, Mariann Őry comments on the European People's Party's decision to maintain the suspension of Fidesz. She thinks that the EPP has lost its vision.

The pro-government columnist contends that this lack of a vision makes the EPP incapable of deciding, not just about Fidesz, but about other important questions.

Őry recalls that some EPP luminaries including Slovak veteran Christian Democrat Mikulás Dzurinda want Fidesz to remain within the EPP, while the liberal wing of the People's Party, who reject national sovereignty, she claims, want to see Fidesz out.

They consider Orbán's presence at a forum of national conservatives in Rome as proof that he is already outside the EPP family, she writes. She expressed her sadness that the EPP itself was absent from that meeting of national conservatives.

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