Referring to the Hungarian parliament’s deciding to approve an extension on Hungary’s state of emergency during the coronavirus crisis, Donald Tusk, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP), wrote in a letter to EPP members: “A state of emergency or danger should serve governments to fight the virus and not to strengthen control over citizens.”
The criticism was a direct attack at Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.
Tusk even demanded the expulsion Orbán’s Fidez party from the EPP in his letter.
Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) MEP Zbigniew Kuźmiuk believes that German politicians in the EPP will not permit such a move, because despite the EPP being the largest faction in the European Parliament, it is losing strength with each election.
“If Fidesz were to be kicked out, some of the Romanians and others would leave with them. That would be over 20 people. The representatives of the German CDU-CSU are afraid of that,” he told TVP Info.
Kuźmiuk criticized Tusk and other European Union elites for focusing on politics instead of concentrating on fighting the coronavirus.