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Sep 06, 2018

Fidesz is “strongly committed” to the mainstream conservative group in the European Parliament

“We are a very strong and committed member of the EPP,” said Szabolcs Takacs, Hungarian state secretary in charge of European Union affairs.

The ruling Fidesz party has confirmed that it is “strongly committed” to the mainstream conservative group in the European Parliament for elections next year.

Just last week, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán agreed with League leader Matteo Salvini to push their anti-immigration agenda jointly for the European elections in May.

The two cited French President Emmanuel Macron their number one opponent after he said the election will be an open battle between anti-immigrant nationalists and pro-EU ‘progressives.

Takacs told Reuters that Fidesz would stick to the center-right European People’s Party (EPP).

“We are a very strong and committed member of the EPP,” he said. “So we have no intentions whatsoever to distance ourselves from the traditional values of the EPP.”