CSU leader Markus Söder has distanced itself in clear terms from the course of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Söder criticized during a visit to Bulgaria, in particular, Orbán for today's planned Meeting with the Italian Northern League chief Matteo Salvini, stressing: "It is clear to us: There is and can be no cooperation with right-wing populists in Europe."
An Alliance with Salvini, Le Pen and the AfD is simply a "No-go": "Hungary developed into a difficult issue. We regret this." Söder said: "We had hoped that the respite that the EPP is the Hungary, is positively used. A Meeting with a Salvini but it is the wrong Signal." The Meeting was a harbinger for a "bad development" and will play "certainly in the examination of membership of the EPP". The European people's party (EPP) had decided in March to place the membership of Orbán's Fidesz party in the EPP on ice.
Sofia is the first Station on a short trip Söders. Subsequently, Croatia and Austria are to follow. About Hungary and Orbán, he makes a bow, unlike his predecessor Horst Seehofer and the CSU land group chief Alexander Dobrindt, which were in the past, the demonstrative of close contact with Orbán.
Orban forges currently a European party Alliance to the right of the conservative European people's party (EPP) and their leading candidate, Manfred Weber (CSU). The AfD, the Austrian FPÖ and the Rassemblement National of the French woman Marine Le Pen have already confirmed their participation. At the Meeting with Salvini Orbán wants to win the Italian right-wing populists.