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Controversial poster campaign: EPP distancing itself from Fidesz

the future of The Hungarian Fidesz party in the European the EPP-party Federal government is always uncertain. The necessary Quorum was achieved, the procedure

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Controversial poster campaign: EPP distancing itself from Fidesz

the future of The Hungarian Fidesz party in the European the EPP-party Federal government is always uncertain. The necessary Quorum was achieved, the procedure for the exclusion. The top candidate Weber goes the distance.

For Viktor Orban and his party Fidesz, the air in Brussels is gradually thin. According to information from the conservative party composite EPP already eight out of a total of 51 national member federations have indicated that they would welcome the exclusion of the Hungarian sister party.

For such a process, just three months before the European elections - speak, therefore, Christian democratic groups from Sweden, Finland, Portugal, and the three Benelux countries. In accordance with EPP bylaws, the necessary Quorum of seven member parties from five countries was reached.

the leading candidate of the European people's party, the CSU Deputy Manfred Weber, and thrown out of the right-wing nationalist Fidesz. In a pre-notification to the "mirror" Weber is quoted with the remark: "We'll talk about that at the moment within the EPP. All options are on the table."

EPP chief Manfred Weber said of the possible exclusion procedure.

criticism of poster-action

for a Long time had held group chief Weber with criticism of Orban and the EU-enemy course. A apparently of a tax-financed Election campaign of the Hungarian Prime Minister, had excited his displeasure. This is not to say, however, that Weber is an Orban ally. Last September, he voted in the European Parliament for the opening of an EU criminal proceedings against Hungary - the only one of the CSU members of the European Parliament.

Juncker speaks of misdirection

On the posters of the EU to be attacked-President of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the US Investor George Soros, unfair, and illegal immigration. Weber had asked Orban to a change of direction. Juncker, who is self-EPP-member, had to leave the campaign by a spokeswoman as "misleading" and "factually incorrect".

it is yet undecided whether and when Europe's Conservatives want to deal with the "Causa Orban" and whether the majority required for an exclusion of Fidesz. A possible date of 20. March. Then, the EPP meets for its regular Policy meeting. The next session on group level will take place next Wednesday.

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