the Hungarian Fidesz welcomed, once upon a time in EPP by, among others, former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. But several parties in the EPP, such as the Swedish moderate party and the Christian democrats, now looks Fidezs and, above all, its leader Viktor Orbán as a burden.
the Issue that their party colleagues should take a stand is if Fidezs still get to be a part of the christian democrats and the moderate grouping, or if the party should be forced away.
to be with at the meeting which starts in the afternoon. It is also the German CDU's leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and the Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz.
the Swedish moderate party, represented by, among others, Gunnar Hökmark. He expects that the Fidesz days in the EPP is counted.
– Apart from the Hungarian group, it is immediately clear. He is beyond all that is acceptable. Above all, the germans teetering around is what to do in order to not benefit the extreme forces. For when He leaves us, leaving also Fidezs members of our group and it will be there 10-12 pieces more in another group. It is undoubtedly negative, said Hökmark.
He does not think Fidesz are excluded directly from the group, without the party being closed for a period and then get a chance to improve themselves in order to be welcomed back. In other cases, waiting for the expulsion.
– Fidezs that is here in the european Parliament is no problem. The members hold within our framework. It is the party in Hungary and Viktor Orbán as it is. Orbán must do absolutely when it comes to undermineringen of the free press, all about when it comes to undermineringen of academic freedom and put a stop to it which led to the article 7 procedure, " says Gunnar Hökmark.
Article 7-procedure refers to a clause in the treaty of Lisbon, the EU's variant of the constitution, which says that a member state as a ”serious breach” of democratic values could lose voting rights.
Hökmark do not believe that Viktor Orbán will accept the terms and conditions as the EPP set up to Fidezs should be left in the partigruppen.
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