Europe’s political problems are bigger than Orbán

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  • Letter To The Editor

Populist politicians like Viktor Orbán are symptoms of a larger problem.

  • Sophie In ‘t Veld *
  • Politico

In a recent article for POLITICO, “This time, Viktor Orbán has gone too far” (August 3), my colleague in the European People’s Party, Swedish MEP Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, made an urgent plea for the Hungarian prime minister’s Fidesz party to be expelled from her political group.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban arrives to take part in an European Union leaders' summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms on June 28, 2018 at the Europa building in Brussels. - The two-day meeting in Brussels is expected to be dominated by deep divisions over migration, with German Chancellor saying the issue could decide the fate of the bloc itself. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

I wholeheartedly agree with her.

In recent years, the EPP leadership has been urged countless times to stop protecting Orbán and his all-out war on democracy and on migration.

Each time, they…

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