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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán held talks with leaders of the European People’s Party’s Hungarian member organisations in his office, the prime minister’s press chief said. The meeting was attended by Zsolt Semjén, the deputy prime minister, Hunor Kelemen, leader of Romania’s ethnic Hungarian RMDSZ party, József Menyhárt, head of the Party of the Hungarian Community (MKP) in Slovakia, and István Pásztor, head of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians (VMSZ). In addition to national strategic and European political matters, the party leaders also discussed preparations for May’s European parliamentary elections with a view to ensuring the strongest possible showing for Hungarian parties. The talks also touched on the Hungarian government’s cross-border economic development schemes aimed at helping ethnic Hungarian communities beyond the border make a living in their homelands.