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Jan 31, 2020

Fidesz remains an EPP member for the time being

Gergely Gulyás said that if Fidesz quit the EPP, the party would still regard the CDU and CSU as its partners in Germany.

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Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, has said Fidesz remains an EPP member at present and the time has not come to form an alternative alliance.

Gulyás said that if Fidesz quit the EPP, the party would still regard the CDU and CSU as its partners in Germany, adding that Fidesz would not form an alliance with the AfD. This, he said, would be a “red line”.

The comments came after Gulyás was asked whether Prime Minister Viktor Orbán could announce a new alliance with Matteo Salvini, the leader of the Italian League, in Rome next week.

Gulyás also noted that PM Orbán will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin in February.

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