After his election victory, Hungarian premier Viktor Orban is cracking down on opposition. A pro-government newspaper recently published a list of names of people accused of supporting US-Hungarian magnate George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has said Viktor Orban's political party does not belong in his center-right EPP group. Orban's party has accused Juncker and the EU of purposely weakening Hungary's borders.
Membership in the EU's conservative political bloc is important, but not as important as defending "European Christian values and stopping migration," a Hungarian Fidesz party official has said.
The powerful center-right alliance in the European Parliament has voted to suspend membership of Viktor Orban's party. Ahead of the vote Orban said that Fidesz would quit the EPP if its membership was suspended.
Hungary's right-wing leader has lashed out at critics within his own conservative European parliamentary bloc, accusing them of playing into the hands of left-wing opponents. Some members want him booted from the party.
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