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Hungary and Poland’s paths are set to cross once again

Marek Jurek, former Speaker of the Polish Parliament, argues that the parting of the ways between Viktor Orban’s Fidesz and the rest of the European People’s Party will bring a major change in Hungary’s approach to the EU

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Do Rzeczy

The tension between the European People’s Party (EPP) and Hungary’s Fidesz party is much more than a spat or the end of the political alliance between EPP President Donald Tusk and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

The EPP, often described as a center-right party, has become the embodiment of the left-wing consensus in the EU. The once-mighty Christian democratic force has now swallowed cultural Marxism hook, line and sinker. The results have been disastrous as the parties within the European Parliament coalition continue to hemorrhage support from voters.

Hungary’s Fidesz has taken a different, conservative approach, and has been rewarded at the voting booth with a two-thirds majority in parliament.

Cooperation with the German CDU/CSU, participation in the EPP and close relations between Orbán and Tusk played a key role in securing Hungary’s independent course within the EU.

Hungary was already charting a different course when it received the Polish Catholic right in Budapest with full honors in 2012 after we expressed solidarity with Hungary.