Just do it 👍. Orbán considering leaving EPP.
– The ruling Fidesz party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is seriously considering leaving the European People’s Party (EPP), a senior Fidesz member told POLITICO.
The Fidesz leadership is exploring the possibility of joining Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party in the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, the Fidesz member added, noting that under such an arrangement Orbán would play a leading role in the ECR. (Of course and he would attract others as well.)
“I don’t think Fidesz will be a member of the [EPP],” said Gábor G. Fodor, who heads the Századvég Foundation, a think tank closely affiliated with Fidesz.
The EPP ‘suspended’ Fidesz earlier for criticizing then EU boss Jean Claude-Juncker and George Soros regarding migration. “We cannot compromise on democracy, rule of law, freedom of press, academic freedom or minorities rights,” then-EPP leader Joseph Daul said following the decision to suspend Fidesz. “Anti-EU rhetoric is unacceptable”, he added.
* “Anti-EU rhetoric is unacceptable”? Really, Daul said this? Perhaps this reveals what the EPP really stands for…groupthink and blind allegiance to the EU with any criticism viewed as a heresy. Do they forget the type of totalitarian regimes from the past that engaged in this type of rhetoric?
This is what the V4 Report labels as the third EPP Commandment: “Thou shalt not take the name of EU thy God in vain”.
No wonder those EPP “wise men” label Orban a heretic. 😂
Even more juvenile were the snarky remarks from some irrelevant EPP MEP from Finland: “Fidesz has not improved its behavior”, Finnish EPP MEP Petri Sarvamaa told POLITICO. “In fact, changing their behavior doesn’t seem to be in their interest.”
Oh, the EPP wants ‘behavior modification’ from Orban? This sounds like EU high school, but Hungary does not need lectures from Finland, which has its own issues with multicult and the behavior of aggressive male migrants.
However, Orbán’s chief of staff, Minister Gergely Gulyás, said that “Fidesz remaining or leaving for the [EPP] is a question of choosing a direction.”
The EPP would not be able to remain a “Christian democratic, center-right, conservative party family” without Fidesz and its European allies, Gulyás told the channel, adding that “Fidesz’s departure for the [EPP] would be the beginning of the end.”
** One can only hope that Orban departs for the ECR Group, which would indeed attract other national conservatives from the EPP and across Central Europe.
As the V4 Report has said for years, we believe the EPP Party – by masquerading as something they are not – represents the biggest obstacle to conservatives on the right…before national conservatives can take back Europe, they must first expose and defeat the fake conservatives of the EPP, a group designed to prevent the emergence of a strong coalition from the right to actually challenge the Establishment.
Let the EPP dance with the Greens, Verhofstadt federalists and far-left Socialists as the ECR Party welcomes Orban with open arms.
The EPP Group may be the largest for now, but their numbers have fallen and the party has lost its Soul and Identity. What do they even stand for besides expanding the scope of Brussels? The Kohl era is over, and Donald Tusk and Angela Merkel now define the EPP.
Indeed, Orban’s departure would be a huge blow to the EPP; more importantly, it would provide a much needed jolt of energy to the “New Right” in Europe.