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Most-Híd has become a member of the EPP

Most-Híd has joined the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest pan-European political organisation, November 13. The party, which focuses on strong relations with Slovakia’s Hungarian-minority party, is the EPP’s 74th member.

Most-Híd has joined the European People’s Party (EPP), the largest pan-European political organisation, November 13. The party, which focuses on strong relations with Slovakia’s Hungarian-minority party, is the EPP’s 74th member.

The decision was passed despite the opposition from Hungarian Fidesz and its allies. Among Slovak members, it was the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) and Slovak Christian and Democratic Union (SDKÚ) that voted in favour of Most-Híd, whereas ethnic-Hungarian Party of Hungarian Community (SMK) chose to embrace the stance of Fidesz.

At its session on November 13, the EPP elected Executive Chairman Joseph Daul and held a vote on the induction of its newest member. Fidesz promoted a proposal to postpone the vote on Most-Híd’s membership until after the European Parliament election, set for May 2014. Such a move was supported by Fidesz’s sister party KDNP of Hungary, Democratic Association of Hungarians in Romania and SMK.

“The symbolism, the logo of European People’s Party, features a bridge,” [bridge is the meaning of “most” in Slovak and “híd” in Hungarian, ed. note] KDH’s chairman Ján Figeľ pointed out, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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