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EPP President : “Orbán Has Crossed the Red Line”

Gábor Sarnyai 2019.03.05.

Joseph Daul has strongly condemned the Hungarian government’s billboard and Orbán’s association with populism.

Joseph Daul, the President of the European People’s Party, discussed the exclusion procedure with the German newspaper, Welt:

I’m not afraid of this debate. I have received a sufficient number of letters to put Fidesz’s membership on the agenda.

Daul also stated that he strongly condemned the poster campaign used against Jean-Claude Juncker:

The European People’s Party is a big family that can have their differences. But, there are limits and Viktor Orbán has crossed the red line.

Twelve member parties of the EPP from nine different countries requested Fidesz be excluded or suspended. This will be further discussed at the party association meeting on 20 March.

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Dail also spoke out about the growing importance of populist parties. He thinks they merely talk about and exaggerate problems without offering solutions. He referred specifically to Nigel Farage:

And the Brexit advocate Farage…Since he won the referendum, he has disappeared. And why? Because he has no solutions.

Daul warns Orbán that as long as he is the president of the party, Orbán can’t bring the Polish PiS party of Jaroslaw Kaczynski and the Lega of Matteo Salvini into the EPP.

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