The change in rules that would allow a simple majority to oust a whole party group from the EPP group would prevent Fidesz MEPs from exercising their parliamentary rights,
“anti-democratic and unworthy” of the EPP party group.
“Thousands of people are dying in the European Union on a daily basis,” Novak said on Facebook. “And yet the European People’s Party’s parliamentary group is focused on limiting Fidesz MEPs’ room for manoeuvre.”
“a clearly hostile step towards our voters and Fidesz”.
Ferenc Gyurcsány, the leader of the Democratic Coalition, said that PM Viktor Orbán is not a strongman in Europe but the continent’s loser.
The smaller Hungarian governming party, the Christian Democrats (KDNP), issued a statement later that they remain in the EPP in the European Parliament.