European People's Party votes to suspend Hungarian Fidesz - EPP President

European People's Party votes to suspend Hungarian Fidesz - EPP President
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The centre-right group in the European Parliament has voted to suspend Hungary's Fidesz party until further notice, European People's Party President Joseph Daul announced, ONAreports citing Sputnik. 

"The suspension entails: no attendance at any party meeting; no voting rights; no right to propose candidates for posts," Daul specified in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is holding a press conference jointly with European People's Party Vice-Chair Jozsef Szajer and Minister of the PM's Office Gergely Gulyas in Brussels.

Hungary's Fidesz party has been on the brink of being expelled from the European Parliament's centre-right group amid a row over Budapest's anti-migration campaign targeting the European Commission's migration policies.

The Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orban, called EPP members urging for his party's exit "useful idiots," whose attempts to exclude Fidesz would benefit only the EPP opponents on the left.

Faiq Mahmudov

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