June 20th, 2019
Hungary's ruling Fidesz party believes it should only remain a member of the European People's Party (EPP) as long as it can help the grouping, the head of the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday, adding that the European Parliament election results suggested that the EPP was is in need of help rather than Fidesz. Gergely Gulyas told a regular press briefing in response to a question that Fidesz would be happy to share its experiences with the EPP so that it could become a political family capable of preserving its own values and have a clear vision of the future, he added. Decisions affecting the European Union's strategy for the next five years and officials must serve the purpose of making the bloc successful, he said. As regards strategy, Hungary has made its position clear that member states should be given enough freedom to formulate their own national economic policy, Gulyas said. The EU must also declare that there is a dominant culture, which is the Christian one, he said, adding that the EU should protect persecuted Christian communities.