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Fidesz MEP Trócsányi: EPP Losing Sight of Original Values

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.03.23.

The European People’s Party (EPP) in the past decade has found it difficult to remain true to Christian values and has shown a “lack of tolerance of diversity”, Fidesz MEP László Trócsányi said in an opinion piece carried by euractiv.com on Tuesday.

In the article “Fidesz and the EPP are now at a crossroads”, Trócsányi warned that the EPP “lacks diversity and vision regarding the Conference on the Future of Europe, and unless it rethinks its role in European politics, it will gravitate towards the Left.”

Trócsányi, a member of the Fidesz EP group which left the EPP earlier this month after its membership had been suspended since March 2019, said the EPP has “ignore[d] the fact that different past experiences and expectations result in Member States viewing integration from completely different perspectives.”

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“While Hungary seeks to protect European Christian values, it has come under attack from the Left and increasingly from the majority of the EPP over abstract and ideological values they call ‘rule of law’, even though those values are detached from the traditions of European nations,” Trócsányi said.

featured image via László Trócsányi’s Facebook page