Viktor Orbán met Jaak Madison and Siim Pohlak of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE) the prime minister’s press chief told MTI.
EKRE is a conservative, anti-migration party that strengthened significantly in the country’s general election in March and now forms part of the governing coalition. Madison, who also heads the Estonian-Hungarian friendship group, has been elected MEP at the May European parliamentary election. Pohlak is expected to succeed him as head of the group, Bertalan Havasi said. The Estonian politicians agreed with Orbán that voters in Europe and elsewhere in the world have stepped up support for parties protecting national and Christian values and opposing migration. The Hungarian and Estonian government, as well as EKRE and Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party, will boost cooperation in an attempt to protect traditional European values, Havasi said. EKRE stood by Hungary when it was exposed to political attacks by liberal, pro-migration forces, the prime minister’s press chief said.