Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with Finnish counterpart Juha Sipila on the sidelines of the European People’s Party congress on Wednesday, Orbán’s press chief told wire service MTI.
Referring to recent remarks by EPP lead candidate nominee Alexander Stubb, Orbán said at the talks that “Stubb’s accusations against Hungary cannot damage excellent Hungarian-Finnish relations.”
Orbán had earlier voiced support for the candidacy of Manfred Weber to head the EPP rather than “pro-migration” Stubb.
Stubb said last week that the EPP should consider excluding Orbán’s ruling Fidesz. Unless Orbán pays respect to EPP’s values, he must leave the group, the Finnish politician said in an interview with the German media group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.
featured image: Orbán with Juha Sipila in Helsinki; via Szilárd Koszticsák/ MTI