Hungary’s Fidesz Party committed to EPP

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Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party is strongly committed to the mainstream conservative group in the European Parliament for elections next year, a top official said, but will still pursue common causes with the likes of Italy’s far-right League.

Szabolcs Takacs, Hungary’s state secretary in charge of European Union affairs, told Reuters that Fidesz would stick to the center-right European People’s Party (EPP).

“We are a very strong and committed member of the EPP,” he said in an interview. “So we have no intentions whatsoever to distance ourselves from the traditional values of the EPP.”