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Deutsch: Fidesz to Decide Itself on EPP Membership

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.06.

Hungary’s ruling Fidesz, whose membership in the European People’s Party (EPP) has been suspended, will decide itself which European party group it wishes to belong to in future, Fidesz MEP Tamás Deutsch told daily Magyar Nemzet on Saturday.

“A decision will not be taken about Fidesz, rather the decision will be taken by the party itself,” Deutsch insisted.

Deutsch said his party had not been officially notified about completion of an EPP report concerning its membership, but added that Fidesz would welcome the document.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the leader of Fidesz, announced on March 20 last year that Fidesz would “unilaterally suspend its membership” until ad hoc committees of both Fidesz and the EPP complete their reports on the matter, Deutsch noted.

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