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Feb 19, 2020

PM Orbán calls for debate within the EPP on the future of the grouping

The prime minister recommended that the party alliance should modify its strategic guideline and return to the heritage of Wilfried Martens.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has called for a debate within the European People's Party on the future of the grouping in a memo sent to its leaders on Tuesday.

In the memo, PM Orbán said that “the EPP was resolutely pro-democracy, anti-communist, pro-market, anti-Marxist, pro-nation, in favor of building the Union on the basis of nations, pro-subsidiarity, anti-bureaucracy, Christian-inspired, and a committed representative and devotee of the Christian family model and the matrimony of one man and one woman.”

“The EPP represented these values courageously, proudly and successfully under the pressure of its opponents, fashion trends and the left-wing liberal media majority,” the prime minister said. He added that by now “everything has changed”.

According to MTI, PM Orbán lamented what he saw as the grouping’s failure to represent Christian inspirations “if there are any left”. He recommended that the party alliance should modify its strategic guideline and return to the heritage of Wilfried Martens.

The prime minister wrote that the EPP should support its member parties in cooperating and building coalitions not only with the left, but also with the right-wing in their countries. He added that besides centrist forces, representatives of the Christian right-wing should also be given a seat at the table.

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