Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has welcomed the decision of the European people's party (EPP) to the suspension of the membership of his Fidesz party. "The EPP has made a good decision, because it has preserved the unity", - said the head of the government and Fidesz Chairman on Wednesday evening in Brussels.
At the same time, the rightwing politician reiterated that his party would continue to support the candidacy of the EPP group leaders, Manfred Weber (CSU) for the office of President of the European Commission. Orban underlined that the Fidesz party to leave voluntarily, the employees in all of the EPP bodies to rest, as long as the EPP is inserted in the wise men check the situation in Hungary.
The CSU Chairman and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder showed to the EPP decision easier. "It is good that now there is clarity," said Söder on Wednesday evening. Weber have reached a "good solution". "The EPP is a community of values. And as such, they occurred today," said Söder and warned: "Now is the time to focus on the upcoming European elections and to devote themselves with all their force on other issues in Europe." CSU General Secretary Markus flower that was in the deliberations and in the subsequent vote, in Brussels, said it was a "serious piece of work". The compromise of Weber merit.
The EPP had decided previously to set the membership of the Fidesz party, for the time being on ice. Background criticism of Orban's was off to an "illiberal democracy", as well as currently a poster campaign against the EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, who is also a member of the EPP.
For the decision, an overwhelming majority of the Board members agreed. Before the vote was taken on the request of Hungary, a formulation in the Text, as a result, the body and the Fidesz party will propose the suspension of the membership "together".More about
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A Commission of experts under the leadership of the former EU-Ratschefs Herman Van Rompuy, now, when and whether the member rights of the party back in power. Orban said that Hungary have named a three-member Delegation of Fidesz politicians who will negotiate with Van Rompuy's Council of wise men"". (dpa)