Hungary’s right-the national government wants. their controversial poster campaign against the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 15 March end – and a new one against his Deputy, Frans Timmermans, to start.
“In the next Phase of the election campaign (…) you will see another actor on the posters: Mr Timmermans,” said the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in an interview with the “Welt am Sonntag”.
The Hungarian government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs had informed a few hours earlier on the short message service Twitter that the controversial campaign against Juncker on 15. March will end. The Hungarians had a right to know, “what kind of Pro-migration policy would be prepared by the Brussels bureaucracy,” he wrote. “Therefore, we started an information campaign, as planned, on 15. March will end.”
Since a week and a half to hang in the whole of Hungary posters, on which Juncker and the liberal American billionaire of Hungarian origin, George Soros, are unfavorably depicted. Including statements that suggest that the two wanted to promote illegal Migration to Europe. The EU Commission had made these allegations several times, point for point.
Yet it was not officially known that the Budapest Anti-Juncker campaign, up to 15. March is supposed to last. The date was first mentioned, after the CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer last Tuesday, the Fidesz Vice-chief and Orban-Familiar Gergely to receive Gulyas in Berlin, an informal conversation.
The campaign was triggered above all in the political family of the European people’s party (EPP) indignation. The Union parties CDU and CSU are in addition to the Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Juncker had been selected as the top candidate of the EPP President of the Commission. The ten-EPP-member parties require the exclusion of Fidesz from the EPP.
Kramp-Karrenbauer and EPP Group leader Manfred Weber (CSU), had condemned the poster campaign is equally sharp, but the Call for a Fidesz-exclusion from the EPP so far not connected. Weber, who would like to be after the European elections in may, the successor of Juncker, had said on Friday the “mirror” that of the Fidesz-exclusion as “Option on the table”.
The Dutchman Timmermans, the Orban to the next target of a Hungarian poster campaign has chosen, is the top candidate of the social democratic party of Europe (SPE) for the Post of Commission President. In the “world on Sunday” said Orban, that Timmermans will be shown on the posters along with George Soros. On the current presentations with Juncker, the Hungarian-born Holocaust Survivor as a demonic Einflüsterer of the EU-Commission heads.
“The role of Soros for European policy can not be ignored, and everyone has the right to Timmermans admitted his ally,” claimed Orban. In fact, Soros has supported in the past few decades, with billions of numerous humanitarian, social, scientific and artistic associations and initiatives. Including those advocating for human rights and for asylum seekers.
His opponent in the EPP, Orban referred to as “useful idiots”, which would only operate the business of the weakening of the conservative party Association. The possible exclusion from the EPP he described as “no rational Alternative”. Such would only serve the interests of their opponents.