Hope. Orbán to Meet Salvini, Morawiecki in Budapest on Thursday.
Especially important were Salvini’s statements, which sound much more positive than last week.
Both Orban and Salvini may realize that it’s now or never. 2019 was a missed opportunity that produced von der Leyen, Sassoli, and Ylva from Sweden.
Salvini said Lega was not planning to join the EPP Party or forming a new group. His dream, he added, was to unite the Identity and Democracy Party (ID) family and the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), as doing so would form the second largest group in the EU Parliament.
This idea would be a hugely positive step (with Meloni included), whether or not the two formally merge or work together as one in two separate groups.
Regardless of the structure, Orban, Salvini, and the PiS of Poland would have to be the main leaders and faces of this group.