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Budapest (MTI) – The parliamentary group of allied ruling Fidesz-KDNP will gather in Visegrád, in northern Hungary, to discuss issues of migration, preparations for next year’s elections and transparency rules concerning foreign organisations in Hungary, Fidesz’s parliamentary group leader said on Wednesday.

Lajos Kósa told reporters that the meeting will open with an address by prime minister and Fidesz leader Viktor Orbán on Wednesday evening.

On Thursday morning Interior Minister Sandor Pinter is to brief the group on migration and related domestic security and law amendment issues, Kósa said. In the afternoon cabinet office chief Antal Rogán is to talk about election campaign preparations and Economy Minister Mihály Varga about the guidelines of the 2018 budget and labour policy issues, he added.

At the meeting Justice Minister László Trócsányi is scheduled to assess regulations regarding transparency of affiliates of foreign organisations, Kósa said, adding that the aim is to ensure publicity of funding.

The Visegrad meeting will formally propose the ruling parties’ nominee for Hungary’s next president, Kósa said, noting that the Fidesz leadership had nominated János Áder, the incumbent president, in December.

The group will also decide on the nomination of the next deputy representative of the rights of future generations, with the parliamentary groups of all parties but LMP supporting the present ombudsman’s, László Székely’s nominee, professor Gyula Bándi. Parliament might vote on the nominee as early as next week, Kósa said.

Source: MTI

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