Monday August 10, 2020

If you stand by and do nothing, are you complicit?

Did Fine Gael wait until it was politically safe to reject Hungarian far-right leader Viktor Orbán?

24th March, 2019
Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s nationalist prime minister

Is Fine Gael complicit in the rise of the far right in Europe?

Fine Gael is a founding member of the European People’s Party (EPP), an umbrella centre-right political grouping that is the continent’s most prominent political force.

On Wednesday, Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, was suspended – not expelled - from the EPP. Yet for years, Orbán’s Fidesz party has flouted basic rule of law and democratic standards. Fine...

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