- 12 Sep 2018 6:57 PM
- Hungary Matters
Speaking at a press conference after the vote in which the EP adopted the Sargentini report on Hungary, Niedermüller said that the decision was “neither victory nor defeat but encouragement to the Hungarian people suggesting that they can resist and change politics”.
“Naturally I don’t think it is good that such a decision was made due to the Hungarian government’s policy but it is a very important signal that the Orbán government must pursue different policies,” the MEP said.
Niedermüller called it important that leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP), of which Hungary’s ruling Fidesz is a member, also supported the report, and said it indicated that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán was now isolated in his own camp.
Meanwhile, DK spokesman Sándor Rónai called on the EPP to exclude Fidesz, at a press conference in Budapest.