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Ungheria. Orban abbandona sia il PE sia il gruppo PPE.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2021-03-22.

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Il partito ungherese di Viktor Orban, dopo avere abbandonato il gruppo del Ppe al parlamento europeo, lascia anche il Partito popolare europeo. Lo annuncia la ministra ungherese Katalin Novak che su Twitter posta una lettera indirizzata ad Antonio Lopez-Isturiz, segretario generale del Partito Popolare Europeo.

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Fidesz lascia anche il Ppe, ‘è il momento di salutarci’

Il partito di Orban aveva già abbandonato il gruppo al Pe.

Il partito ungherese di Viktor Orban, dopo avere abbandonato il gruppo del Ppe al parlamento europeo, lascia anche il Partito popolare europeo. Lo annuncia la ministra ungherese Katalin Novak che su Twitter posta una lettera indirizzata ad Antonio Lopez-Isturiz, segretario generale del Partito Popolare Europeo.

“Fidesz non ha più intenzione di restare membro del Ppe”, si legge nella missiva. La stessa ministra nel tweet aggiunge: “‘E’ arrivato il momento di salutarci”.

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Hungary: Orbán withdraws from his party from the European group PPE

Hungary’s prime minister had already threatened that he would leave if Europe’s biggest party adopted rules that would allow the suspension of entire delegations that do not comply with internal rules.

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced this Wednesday that he will withdraw his party, Fidesz, from the European People’s Party (PPE), thus carrying out a threat he had made explicit a few days ago. “I inform you that Fidesz MEPs resign as members of the EPP,” announces Orbán in a letter to the president of that group, Manfred Weber, cited by the agency EFE.

This decision comes shortly after the EPP voted to amend its internal rules to speed up the suspension of the Hungarian delegation as a whole, rather than doing it individually.

“The approved amendments are a clearly hostile act against Fidesz and its voters,” said Orbán, adding that these measures “deprive Hungarian voters of their political rights”, which he considers “unacceptable”.

Orbán’s party has been suspended as a member of the EPP for almost two years, but the pandemic has held a meeting at which a possible final expulsion would be debated. Tensions rose when the Orbán government launched a campaign ahead of the 2019 European elections, accusing then-President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, of participating in an alleged conspiracy to bring millions of refugees to Europe.

Some EPP groups have accused Fidesz of distancing themselves from European democratic values ​​at a time when the European Commission has several cases open against Budapest.

Last December, the PPE prevented Tamas Deutsch, a Fidesz MEP, from speaking in the European Parliament on the amendment of the statutes. Deutsch accused Manfred Weber of behaving like the “Gestapo”.

It should be remembered that the PPE, the largest European political family (where the PSD and CDS are located), adopted a new internal regulation that allows the suspension of entire delegations, with the new internal rules being a way of “adapting them to the current functioning of the Group, namely to allow a good operation at a distance ”, said a communique of the party.

This outcome seems to put an end to a long-standing malaise within the group, from which Fidesz had been suspended for two years. Analysts always asked the question of not understanding why the PPE accepted the presence of the Hungarian party, since from the first hour it was clear that the doctrinal and procedural differences were much more than what made the two formations converge. .

The issue takes on more dramatic contours at a time when most European countries are involved in ratifying the Recovery and Resilience Plan – exactly the one that was blocked in Hungary and Poland.

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Fidesz de Orbán leaves the European People’s Party on its own feet

The Fidesz party, led by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, will leave the bench of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament.

According to the Reuters agency, the Fidesz party, which governs Hungary, announced this Wednesday that it will leave the largest center-right political group in the European Parliament after the assembly decided to suspend him in a tug of war over Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s democratic record.

Throughout the morning, two newspapers owned by the Hungarian Government, the Hungarian Nation it’s the Origo, they had already said that the exit was imminent and would be consummated after the meeting of the PPE leaders.

“I hereby inform you that Fidesz MEPs have renounced their membership of the PPE Group,” wrote Orbán in a letter dated March 3 to the faction’s head, Manfred Weber, published in Twitter by Katalin Novak, Vice-President of Fidesz.

The departure of Fidesz from the group of the European People’s Party (PPE) in parliament is likely to reduce Orbán’s influence in Brussels.

The decision comes after, on Monday, Orbán threatened to withdraw his party from the EPP if the European political group reformed its statutes to expel some members. “If the proposal is approved, Fidesz leaves the group (PPE)”, said the Hungarian ultranationalist in a letter addressed to the EPP and released by the government of Budapest.

In the letter, Orbán criticized the reform plans so that the parties that make up the PPE can be expelled by a simple majority vote – especially in the case of partners who are already suspended, such as Fidesz, since 2019. At the time, the PPE took the decision to consider that Orbán’s policies violate the democratic and European values ​​of the European political group.

PPE members approved the statute changes with a 84.1% majority (148 for and 28 against). The suspension of the party’s MEPs would have been voted within a few weeks if Fidesz had not anticipated it.

Relations deteriorated further when the Hungarian government accused the then President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, of being part of a conspiracy to let thousands of refugees enter the continent.

Since that time, the EPP threatened several times to expel Fidesz, Orbán had been speculating several times about the possibility of leaving the group. Now, it looks like the party is going to come out on its own.

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