Ruling Fidesz said on Monday that German MPs believe Fidesz’s place is in the European People’s Party (EPP).
Heads of the Hungarian-German friendly division of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) group in the Bundestag have “expressed their firm belief” that Fidesz’s place was in the EPP, the party said in a statement.
Axel Eduard Fischer and Volkmar Klein have been in Budapest on an informal visit initiated by Fidesz, meeting head of the Prime Minister’s Office Gergely Gulyás, deputy Fidesz leader in charge of foreign affairs Katalin Novák, and chairman of the Civic Hungary Foundation, Zoltán Balog. Novák said at the meeting that in Germany CDU and CSU were Fidesz’s allies, which made it important to maintain relations and dialogue.
The German MPs are also scheduled to hold talks with House Speaker László Kövér and lawmakers Zsolt Németh and Csaba Hende. Additionally, they will participate in a conference organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Civic Hungary Foundation focusing on Hungary-German relations at Andrassy University.
The German friendly division of the CDU-CSU group includes some forty members.