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ORBÁN CALLS FOR 'CALM' CONCERNING REPORTS ON POSSIBLE NEW ALLIANCE

 

“What we need is calmness and composure” amid the “impatience and excitement” before the upcoming European parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at MTI’s inquiry in connection with press reports suggesting that Orbán’s ruling Fidesz could build a new, European “anti-immigration” alliance. Daily Magyar Nemzet said in an editorial earlier in the day that the European People’s Party “has sided with the Socialists and Liberals and wants to meet their expectations, leaving Fidesz only one option: a new alliance”. Authors of the article called on Fidesz to quit the EPP and form an alliance “with Matteo Salvini, Austria’s Freedom Party, and Poland’s ruling party” and insisted that “this is in Europe’s and the Hungarian nation’s interest”.