Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has apologized, according to a government spokesman in the European people's party EPP for its Anti-EU rhetoric. He came to demands from the group of the conservative European party family, which had threatened him otherwise, with the out throw.
In a Letter, he also asked for an apology, the EPP-members as "useful idiots". Orban had used the phrase in an Interview with the Welt am Sonntag, in which he accused his critics in the EPP to operate the business of the Left and the liberals. "I hereby would like to Express my apologies if you felt attacked by my quote personally," - said in the letter.
On Wednesday it had called a group meeting of the EPP, there was a majority in favour of an exclusion of Fidesz. In the group, a big Frustration was palpable, it was from groups of Participants. Most recently a poster campaign of Orbán's Fidesz party against the of a of the PPE provided by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had caused resentment in the party family. On Juncker and the liberal US will be vilified billionaire of Hungarian origin, George Soros, with his false allegations.
After a visit to the EPP-European election leading candidate, Manfred Weber, in Budapest, a compromise seemed to be emerging. Weber and Orbán had reached an "agreement in Principle", reported the world on Wednesday. Official Statements it was initially. It was, however, Orbán could turn-in before the scheduled vote in the EPP Board of Directors.