Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Unione Europea

Europarlamento. EPP. Raggiunto il quorum per scacciare Mr Orban.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-03-04.

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Il Partito Popolare Europeo ha in questo parlamento 216 /  751 seggi: nelle proiezioni elettorali dovrebbe scendere a 176.

Al momento ha 14 / 28 membri nella Commissione Europea, 8 / 28 nel Consiglio Europeo, 125 / 344 nel Comitato delle Regioni, e 203 / 318 nell’Assemblea Parlamentare del Consiglio di Europa: è la grande potenza dell’Unione Europea.

Vi sono associati personaggi di spicco, da Mr Juncker a Mr Tusk, da Mr Katainen a Frau Merkel, da Mr Rajoy a Mr Orbán. Per non parlare di Mr Tajani e di Herr Oettinger.

Come dovrebbe essere facilmente intuibile. le posizioni politiche del Ppe sono variegate, ma sostanzialmente ascrivibili all’ideologia liberal socialista.

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Al PPE appartiene anche il partito ungherese Fidesz, che in patria detiene 114 / 199 seggi parlamentari, mentre ne ha 11 nel PPE. Fidesz è il partito di Mr Orban.

Il Fidesz di Mr Orban sembrerebbe essere tutto tranne che liberal: è un partito identitario, sovranista, ha cacciato le ngo di Mr Soros, grande patrono e finanziatore del Ppe, ha promosso una riforma della giustizia che ha purgato i giudici liberal socialisti, non gradisce accogliere ulteriormente i migranti, intrattiene ottimi rapporti con la Russia di Mr Putin ed anche con la Lega di Mr Salvini.

Nel Ppe molte componenti lo odiano di odio raffinato, ed adesso vorrebbero cacciarlo. Mesi fa, solo la metà del ppe si era associata al voto di condanna dell’Ungheria.

Adesso la situazione sembrerebbe andare incontro ad una maturazione.

MEPs increasingly back kicking Viktor Orbán out of EPP

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The EPP votes against Orbán [2018-09-13]

«The breakthrough in the European People’s Party (EPP), which enabled the vote in the European Parliament to launch Article 7 against Hungary, is much more important for the political situation of Viktor Orbán in Europe than the procedure itself. The EPP has not yet removed Fidesz from the coalition but has stopped protecting it.

On Wednesday, September 12, the European Parliament voted by a large majority to launch Article 7 of the EU Treaty against Hungary: 448 MEPs voted for it, 197 were against and 48 abstained. The allegations against the current authorities in Hungary concern systematic violations regarding the independence of judiciary, restrictions placed on the freedom of speech and the freedom of research, corruption and abuses against minority rights and the rights of migrants.»

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Swedes Want to Kick Hungary’s Orban Out of EU Parliament Group

«Candidates for Sweden’s Moderate Party have called on the party of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán to leave the European People’s Party (EPP) ahead of the European Parliament elections.

The Swedish Moderates, along with the “centre-right” Christian Democrats, are also members of the EPP, and according to Moderate candidate Tomas Tobé it is time for Orbán’s Fidesz to leave it, Metro reports.

“With regard to Hungary, it is clear that the government’s dismantling of the rule of law is contrary to the fundamental values of the EU,” Tobé alleged.»

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Belgian, Luxembourg want Orban out of EU group

«The Christian Democrat parties from Belgium and Luxembourg want to kick Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban out of their European Union EPP umbrella group in a move that could impact European elections in May.

The Luxembourg and two Belgian member parties wrote to the presidency asking for Orban’s Fidesz to be excluded because the Hungarian leader “has been acting in striking contradiction” with EPP values.

Maxime Prevot, the leader of the Belgian francophone CdH said Friday that “the excesses of Orban were no longer admissible and can no longer be supported.”

Orban has launched a campaign against EPP member and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for being far too lax when it comes to immigration and accusing him to open up the EU borders to unchecked migration.»

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Merkel voices solidarity with Juncker, stops short of calling for Orban’s Fidesz to be thrown out of EPP [2019-02-21]

«The chancellor has backed the European Commission president in the face of aggressive attacks from Hungary. Still, she declined to call for removing Orban’s party from the conservative bloc in the European Parliament.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waded into the escalating fight between Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday when confronted by reporters in Berlin.

Merkel, who was hosting Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Kabore, told reporters, “Jean-Claude Juncker has my full solidarity, and we will also make that clear in discussions with Hungary.”

The chancellor, however, refused to answer another question, namely, whether Orban’s Fidesz party should be expelled from the majority center-right European Peoples’ Party (EPP) ahead of European parliamentary elections in late May.

Orban’s Fidesz and Merkel’s CDU/CSU alliance are both members of the EPP bloc; Juncker was its candidate for the Commission presidency in 2014’s European elections.

But Merkel’s successor as chair of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, did threaten Fidesz on Thursday with halting bilateral cooperation between the two parties unless they could find common ground on the EPP’s broader aims»

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Riassumendo.

Anche se Frau Merkel sembrerebbe non desiderarlo, Frau Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer caccerebbe via volentieri Mr Orban dal Ppe. Ma undici voti su 176 sarebbero utili, specie poi se si mirasse alla Presidenza della Commissione Europea.

Sono quindi scese in campo le componenti delle piccole nazioni.

«A total of at least seven national centre-right parties had by Friday (1 March) called for the expulsion or suspension of their fellow member, Hungary’s Fidesz – thereby passing the threshold for triggering an internal procedure to examine prime minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party’s place in Europe’s largest political alliance»

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«Sweden’s Christian Democrats and the Moderate party have sent letters to the president of the European People’s Party (EPP), Frane’s Joseph Daul, calling for the expulsion of Orban’s Fidesz»

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«On Friday, Petteri Orpo, the leader of Finland’s National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), also sent a letter to Daul saying the EPP should expel Fidesz»

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«Earlier in the week three parties signed a letter to Daul asking for Fidesz’s expulsion: the Flemish Christian Democrats (CD&V), the Walloon Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) and Luxembourg’s Christian Social People’s Party (CSV).

Portugal’s CDS-People’s Party, also said it wrote to Daul to expel or suspend Fidesz»

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«The Dutch Christian Democrats (CDA) said on Thursday they supported an open discussion about Fidesz’s place, as “informal discussions with Fidesz no longer have the desired effect”, party chairman Rutger Ploum said in a statement»

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«According to internal rules, at least seven parties from five member states have to initiate the procedure to expel or suspend a member party»

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«The presidency however also includes supporters, or Fidesz-friendly figures, such as Fidesz MEP Kinga Gal, and European Parliament president Antonio Tajani – whose Forza Italia party is a strong ally of Orban’s, despite the latter’s recent openings to the rival Matteo Salvini of the League»

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«Depending on what is asked by the parties and decided by the presidency, there could be further discussions at the next assembly meeting on 9 April – or parties could push for a vote»

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Ma tutti i salmi finiscono in gloria.

«The EPP’s lead candidate for the EU commission presidency, and EPP group leader in the parliament, Germany’s Manfred Weber, told German weekly Der Spiegel on Friday that “all options are on the table”.

“We are currently discussing this within the EPP,” he said, adding: “Viktor Orban has badly damaged the EPP with his comments and poster campaign, so I expect him to apologise and stop these actions”.»

Ppe e tedeschi hanno fatto i conti sul pallottoliere esi sono accorti che per fare eleggere Mr Weber a Presidente della Commissione servono anche i voti del Fidesz.

Sono tutte persone tutte di un pezzo, ma alla fine Parigi val bene una Messa.

Nota.

Il 23 – 26 maggio si terranno le elezioni europee.

Nessuno ha la certezza che i firmatari di questa mozione possano essere rieletti, né alcuno potrebbe predire se alla fine Herr Weber diventerà il prossimo Presidente della Commissione Europea.


EU Observer. 2019-03-02. EPP hit threshold to trigger Orban expulsion probe

A total of at least seven national centre-right parties had by Friday (1 March) called for the expulsion or suspension of their fellow member, Hungary’s Fidesz – thereby passing the threshold for triggering an internal procedure to examine prime minister Viktor Orban’s ruling party’s place in Europe’s largest political alliance.

Sweden’s Christian Democrats and the Moderate party have sent letters to the president of the European People’s Party (EPP), Frane’s Joseph Daul, calling for the expulsion of Orban’s Fidesz.

“The EPP family cannot include members that do not fully respect the fundamental principles of a liberal democracy,” Peter Kullgren, the secretary general of the Christian Democrats said in a letter addressed to Daul, dated 27 February, and seen by EUobserver.

On Friday, Petteri Orpo, the leader of Finland’s National Coalition Party (Kokoomus), also sent a letter to Daul saying the EPP should expel Fidesz.

“Fidesz has gone too far. There are reasonable, serious grounds to conclude that Fidesz is in breach of EPP values and principles,” Orpo said in a statement.

Orpo in his letter referred to an EPP resolution on protecting EU values adopted last November in Helsinki, which he said Fidesz breached.

“It [Fidesz] has crossed red lines and it has not kept the commitments that have been jointly agreed,” Finland’s finance minister wrote in the letter.

Earlier in the week three parties signed a letter to Daul asking for Fidesz’s expulsion: the Flemish Christian Democrats (CD&V), the Walloon Humanist Democratic Centre (cdH) and Luxembourg’s Christian Social People’s Party (CSV).

Portugal’s CDS-People’s Party, also said it wrote to Daul to expel or suspend Fidesz.

The Dutch Christian Democrats (CDA) said on Thursday they supported an open discussion about Fidesz’s place, as “informal discussions with Fidesz no longer have the desired effect”, party chairman Rutger Ploum said in a statement.

Options on the table

According to internal rules, at least seven parties from five member states have to initiate the procedure to expel or suspend a member party.

This wave of letters was promoted by the latest campaign by Hungary’s Fidesz-led government accusing the EU of pushing migration plans that threaten the security of Hungary.

While the EPP has been riven by the increasingly-authoritarian Orban and his Fidesz for several years, the last straw seems to have been that the latest campaign which attacks EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (a fellow EPP member) personally, and also spreads disinformation about EU policies.

Once all the letters Daul expects are received, the French leader of the EPP will reach out to the presidency of the party to decide on whether to put the issue on the agenda of the meeting of the party’s political assembly on 20 March.

The EPP presidency includes Juncker, EU Council president Donald Tusk (an Orban critic), commissioner Marianne Thyssen, who hails from the Flemish party calling for the expulsion, and commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen, whose Finnish party has also called for Fidesz to be kicked out.

The presidency however also includes supporters, or Fidesz-friendly figures, such as Fidesz MEP Kinga Gal, and European Parliament president Antonio Tajani – whose Forza Italia party is a strong ally of Orban’s, despite the latter’s recent openings to the rival Matteo Salvini of the League.

Depending on what is asked by the parties and decided by the presidency, there could be further discussions at the next assembly meeting on 9 April – or parties could push for a vote.

The EPP’s lead candidate for the EU commission presidency, and EPP group leader in the parliament, Germany’s Manfred Weber, told German weekly Der Spiegel on Friday that “all options are on the table”.

“We are currently discussing this within the EPP,” he said, adding: “Viktor Orban has badly damaged the EPP with his comments and poster campaign, so I expect him to apologise and stop these actions”.

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