Anti-Migrant vs Pro-Migrant ‘alliances’ to characterise MEP campaigns, as efforts to ‘change’ EU political landscape are declared

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Hungary’s Viktor Orban hopes a right-wing alliance can help gain an anti-migrant majority in the European Parliament. The alliance was pitched by Italy’s Matteo Salvini, whom Orban described as a “hero.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday pledged his full support for an Italian-Polish initiative to form a right-wing alliance for European Parliament elections due in May. Orban said Hungary’s goal was to gain an anti-immigrant majority in the European Parliament that he hoped would spread to the European Commission, and later, as national elections change the EU’s political landscape, the European Council.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he considers his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to be the leader of Europe’s “pro-immigration forces,” and therefore he “must fight him.”

“There is no denying that Emmanuel Macron is an important figure, moreover, the leader of the pro-immigration forces,” Orbán told a news conference on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Politico / DW