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Mar 18, 2019

Fidesz to remain EPP member so that new leaders can emerge to halt migration and protect Europe’s borders

Antal Rogán, the prime minister’s cabinet chief, said Fidesz would remain within the EPP as long as it stays clear from identifying fully with a pro-migration policy

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party considers it worth remaining a member of the European People’s Party (EPP) so that new leaders can emerge to halt migration and protect Europe’s borders.

During an interview on Kossuth radio’s morning program on Sunday, Antal Rogán, the prime minister’s cabinet chief, said Fidesz would remain within the EPP as long as it stays clear from identifying fully with a pro-migration policy.

“Fidesz must fight for Europe’s renewal as a member of EPP, as long as there is a chance within that party group to elect new leaders who will be able to halt migration and protect Europe’s borders and Christian culture,” Rogán said.

The upcoming European parliamentary elections will give a chance to achieve this goal after a series of failures suffered by the bloc under the leadership of European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker over the past five years, Rogan added. He stressed the need to have an open debate over the question whether or not Europe “wants migrants”.