Hungary: Fidesz suspended from EPP

The European People's Party (EPP) have just voted to suspend Fidesz, the Hungarian party of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, from their pan-European party.

Ska Keller, Greens/EFA President comments:

“EPP members have shied away from any clear decision. This suspension seems to be an attempt to buy time ahead the elections. But that won't work. The defence of rule of law and European democratic values cannot be compromised through political tricks.

"Manfred Weber loses credibility as a candidate for the European Commission Presidency so long as he continues to protect Fidesz. The Commission and especially its President are the guardians of the treaty so any candidate for the job needs to be clear on where she or he stands.”

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