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Symbolic Meeting at the border fence

Three weeks before the European elections, Italy's travel Minister of the interior, to Hungary, to the border fence of Orbán's show – and to try to win the Hungarian Prime Minister for a right Alliance. Weber, the top candidate of the EPP, repeated, however, at every opportunity, that there would be no such cooperation.

Matteo Salvini has filmed everything themselves and posted on Twitter – its a whole day trip in real time: departure to Milan, arrival to Budapest, flight in the helicopter to the Serbian border. He wanted to see live, with "what efficiency", the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, the illegal immigration block. At the end of the Posts he put two flags, the Italian and the Hungarian. Images with Orbán.

More than border protection, it was Salvini, this time to the election campaign. In three weeks, European elections, and Italy's need to Minister of the interior of the right-nationalist Lega and Orbán each other in their stated attempt to change the European Union from the right. The newspaper La Stampa had said Orbán before the Meeting: "My best friend in Italy is still Silvio Berlusconi, a great personality. However, the role of Salvini's is more important today."

Alliance of the nationalists

Orbán's nice words for Mr Berlusconi arise from a calculus. The two sit together in the EPP, the group of the European people's party, for the time being anyway, still, The Hungarian party Fidesz is just suspended. However, Orbán hopes, apparently, that Berlusconi, who governed in Italy, in many regions, and municipalities with Salvini's Northern League, can convince Europe's Conservatives after the election, to ally instead with the social Democrats and the liberals, the nationalists.

For Viktor Orbán (third from left) is more important than Silvio Berlusconi: Italy's interior Minister Matteo Salvini (second from right). (2. May 2019) photo: Balazs Szecsodi/HPMPO/MTI/AP/Keystone

The probability is, however, not very large. Manfred Weber, the top candidate of the EPP, repeated at every opportunity that there would be no such coalition. Also CSU chief Markus Söder criticized Orbán's plans sharp. "For us it is clear: There is and can be no cooperation with right-wing populists in Europe," he said on Thursday on the sidelines of a trip to Bulgaria. When you see how aggressive Salvini meet with other right-wing groups to destabilize Europe, Salvini's stay in Hungary was "more than a normal state visit."

The CSU had hoped that Hungary use the breathing space of the PPE is positive, said Söder. But the Meeting with Salvini was "the wrong Signal" and will be take into account in the examination of the EPP membership. A Commission will determine in the next few weeks, whether the party moves to the right of the state to the ground. Söder had, prior to his visit to the Balkans will recognize that the ratio of the CSU is cooled to Orbán. He visited Bulgaria, Croatia and Austria – Hungary, he had omitted demonstrative.

Thesis of hidden Agenda

Salvini, in turn, expects that Orbán can open the door to the EPP. Too small the view that he can reach with his half-laced, and very heterogeneous Alliance with Marine Le pen, and the Rassemblement National, the FPÖ, the AfD, the True Finns and the Danish people's party, a lot appears to be. More than a quarter of the seats in the new Parliament is not likely to win this legal front, despite growth. He speaks Orbán, therefore, again to the mouth, warns about in front of a "Islamic Caliphate in Europe" and railed against George Soros, an opponent of the Prime Minister.

In Italy, circulating the Thesis that the Salvini will not want to join the government at any price in Europe, so that Brussels is in the future, so strictly, if Rome were to overrun the Budget. However, the friendly nationalists from the North of Europe, already angry about the leniency with Italy's state accounting.

(Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 02.05.2019, at 18:56

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