There is a need for a conservative turnaround in the European People’s Party (EPP) as its further shift towards the Left would cost much in a European parliamentary election, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office told a conference in Munich organised by Bavaria’s Christian Social Union’s (CSU) parliamentary group on Friday.
The issue of a conservative turnaround is also a matter of important debates within the German union parties, namely the CSU and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Gergely Gulyás told MTI by phone.
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“We would like to see the CSU return to a stance that represents a strongly conservative policy within the union parties,” he said.
As regards [ruling Fidesz’s] relations with the CSU, Gulyás said there were statements over the past six months by the Bavarian party that “did not point in the direction of deepening relations”.
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But now the Bavarian partners “want to close that period, put their grievances aside and look to the future”, he added.
Gulyás is attending a conference of European conservative parties at the invitation of CSU parliamentary group leader Alexander Dobrindt.
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Prior to the conference, Gulyás held talks with Hans Reichhart, Bavaria’s transport and construction affairs minister, and Markus Blum, CSU’s secretary-general.
In the featured photo: PMO Head Gergely Gulyás (Fidesz). Photo by János Vajda/MTI