Hungary Fidesz dismisses cooperation with Salvini’s far-right group

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Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party doesn’t see much chance of working with the far-right group to be established in the European Parliament by Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

“We respect the Italian deputy prime minister and the Italian government and the result, which made the Northern League Italy’s strongest party after the European Parliament election,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyás told a press conference in Budapest on Thursday, according to Reuters.

Fidesz is part of the center-right European People’s Party, but its membership was suspended in March over concerns regarding the erosion of the rule of law under Orbán in Hungary, but also in reaction to the Hungarian government’s anti-migration billboard campaign featuring Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, a senior member of the EPP.

Via Reuters / Politico

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