28th Nov 2023


Orban eyes alliance with Poland's PiS if ousted from EPP

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban said his Fidesz party may need to leave the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) - in which case he will consider reaching out to Poland to build a new alliance. Orban said in a radio interview he would prefer to stay in the EPP and strengthen the anti-migration forces there. The EPP will discuss Fidesz's membership of the group on 20 March.

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