On the posters all over Hungary will then show a few days Junckers smiling face along with George Soros, billionaire and philanthropist for several years, been left to hang out as the evil itself in its ancient homeland.
The two accused in the statssponsrade the campaign for the plan, to impose on Hungary large amounts of immigrants from muslim countries. ”You have a right to know what Brussels is planning!” is the message also is that migrants should receive generous grants.
as an insult by the Hungarian government: a synonym for ”political correctness” and spoon-feeding with refugees – the exact opposite of the ”illiberala democracy” that He advocates.
the Problem is that the christian democrat Juncker in the EPP, the same european political group to which Orbán's Fidesz and among others, the Swedish M and KD.
Many in the EPP, " has long been critical of Orbán's authoritarian tendencies. He has still got to stay in the party according to the principle ”better to have him inside the tent” and with the support, inter alia, from the German CDU/CSU.
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may have been the last straw that got the cup to overflow. The president of the commission itself already demanded on Tuesday that Fidesz kicked out of the EPP. On Thursday, he repeated the requirement:
– Now it is enough, " he said at a public appearance in Brussels.
And now raised more voices against Orbán.
the Most important of them is Manfred Weber, the EPP's German ”spetskandidat” for the EUROPEAN elections in may and the candidate to be Juncker's successor as president of the commission. He has in the past often defended Orbán.
”Parts of his speech to the nation and the campaign against Jean-Claude Juncker has been greeted by surprise and anger within the EPP,” said Weber to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
”I believe that some of the formulations are unacceptable. You can not be a member of the EPP and the campaigning against a sitting president of the EPP”.
keeps the EPP meeting in Brussels. Swedish mep Gunnar Hökmark (M) – which has long been critical of the Orbán – one of those that requires that the issue of the Fidesz membership is taken to the top of the agenda.
He believes that the anti-Junckerkampanjen means that Orbán ”crossing a red line, in addition to those he already has exceeded”:
”It's an attack that could have been initiated by Le Pen or Putin,” writes Hökmark in a letter to Manfred Weber.
For Fidesz to be kicked out of the EPP requires that at least seven parties from five different member states to trigger a uteslutningsprocess. Two of the parties in the austrian government party, the ÖVP and the Greek New Democracy has so far clearly indicated that they want to get rid of Orbán, and now joins also the Swedish Christian democrats and the Conservatives.
– We will require that the Orbán excluded. It is my and the party's proposals for the Conservatives national executive, says M-leader Ulf Kristersson to DN.
In a statement to the DN says KD's party secretary Peter Kullgren: ”We do not believe that Fidesz belongs in the EPP, and believes they should be excluded”.
says to the site Politico that no decisions have been made than before the start of Wednesday's meeting, but one of them is believed to be preparing an exclusion:
– We have placed the missile on avfyrningsrampen.
But the EU elections in may are making the issue complicated. With twelve of Hungary's 13 seats in EUROPEAN parliament Fidesz-an important group of the EPP in an election in which many of the other medlemspartierna is expected back sharply. And if the party is excluded, many believe that it will instead connect to a planned new nationalist grouping after the election.
Then they end up together with far-right leaders such as French Marine Le Pen and the Italian Matteo Salvini. Their parties in the National collection and the Lega – are expected to form their own group after the elections, probably together with Poland's right-wing populist governing party PIS.
to become a pan-european nationalistledare may, Orbán, then a powerful platform. The planned right european people's may become the parliament's third largest and would have a crucial influence as a ”kingmaker” when the next EU commission will be appointed.
He shows no signs of backing off or apologizing for the campaign against Juncker. In a Hungarian radio interview on Friday morning, he said that ”the campaign is based on facts” and ”reveals Brysselbyråkraternas plans”.
An EPP-politician said to the Politico that the Orbán provokes the party intentionally just to be kicked out:
– Orbán does not want to leave the ship on his own volition, he wants the final act to be played out publicly so he can say to his supporters in Europe: ”where do you see HE wants to destroy Europe – they wanted to kick us out, the christian European defenders”.