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GULYÁS: EPP NEEDS FIDESZ’S HELP

Fidesz believes it should only remain a member of the European People's Party (EPP) as long as it can help the grouping, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said.
 

Gergely Gulyás said the European Parliament election results suggested that the EPP was is in need of help rather than Fidesz. He told journalists Fidesz would be happy to share its experiences with the EPP so that it could become a political family capable of preserving its own values and have a clear vision of the future. Decisions affecting the EU’s strategy for the next five years and officials must serve the purpose of making the bloc successful, he said. As regards strategy, Hungary has made its position clear that member states should be given enough freedom to formulate their own national economic policy, Gulyás said. The EU must also declare that there is a dominant culture, which is the Christian one, he said, adding that the EU should protect persecuted Christian communities.
Concerning the upcoming election of senior EU officials, Gulyás said the Visegrad Group countries coordinated their positions ahead of the EU summit, and they neither supported the spitzenkandidat system nor the election of Manfred Weber as European Commission president, he said.