What will be the fate of Hungary? The European Union is distancing itself not only from Orban, but also from the opposition
Our judgment in the West is not very bright.
“We have no position on the Hungarian elections, this is not the most important dossier for the European People’s Party”
– Manfred Weber, leader of the Group of the European People’s Party, answered a question from Euronews, 24.hu.
The German politician added:
I see that compared to Viktor Orbán four years ago, he changed his position in many ways, his opinion became fundamentally different in many things.
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With this, Weber pointed out that although he still openly supported Fidesz in 2018, the opinion of the faction leader has changed since then. The main reason given by the German politician is that Orbán has been increasingly critical of the European Parliament and its decision-making mechanism over the past four years. According to the politician, Fidesz’s EU policy is “contrary to European integration and the idea of a democratic Europe. This is the position of Viktor Orbán. ”
Weber explains his open criticism that Fidesz left the European People’s Party permanently in 2021. Donald Tusk, the president of the People’s Party, reacted last year: “Fidesz has abandoned Christian Democracy. But he actually did it years ago. ”
Although Tusk was still crying out in December last year against Péter Márki-Zay, the prime ministerial candidate, Weber is keeping his distance from not only the ruling party but also the opposition in his speech.