Stubb’s slanderous allegations cannot spoil excellent Hungarian-Finnish relations
08. 11. 2018.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had talks with Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila in Helsinki where the congress of the European People’s Party (EPP) is being held on Wednesday and Thursday, the Prime Minister’s press chief said.

At the meeting Mr Orbán reassured the Finnish Prime Minister that “Alexander Stubb’s slanderous allegations against Hungary cannot spoil excellent Hungarian-Finnish relations”, Bertalan Havasi said.

Photo: Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI

Alexander Stubb is one of the politicians who would like to run for the office of president of the European Commission as the lead candidate of the European People’s Party. However, the Hungarian Prime Minister made it clear several times in the past that, instead of Stubb who is considered to be pro-immigration, he supports the candidacy of the Bavarian Manfred Weber.

Last week Alexander Stubb said the EPP should consider expelling Fidesz led by Viktor Orbán from the party family. If Mr Orbán fails to respect the party family’s values, he must leave the EPP, the Finnish politician said in an interview given to the German media group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.