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May 01, 2017

PM Orbán defends Hungary's position during EPP meeting

According to government sources, Hungary maintains its right to have a difference of opinion or take a different position on certain questions

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has defended Hungary's position in all areas during meetings of the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP) and the European Council in Brussels on Saturday.

According to government sources, Hungary maintains its right to have a difference of opinion or take a different position on certain questions.

Immigration is the most important issue for the government and it believes no European Union member state should be forced to take in immigrants, said Antal Rogán, chief of the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister.

He added that the EPP is the strongest group in the European Parliament at present, and Fidesz will remain part of it, in spite of George Soros’s “lobbying” to exclude it.

He noted that Soros had been welcomed by a number of heads of state in Brussels, evidence of his influence there.

“There certainly are European bureaucrats and politicians that openly represent George Soros’s views and George Soros’s interests,” he added.