Orban to Meet Salvini, Polish PM to Plan New EU Populist Party

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban will meet his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki and Italy’s Matteo Salvini to discuss setting up a new nationalist party in the European Union.

Orban spoke about the plans on state radio on Friday, a day after he finalized a divorce with the European People’s Party, the EU’s largest political group, by withdrawing his Fidesz party.

The move pre-empted Fidesz’s ouster from the center-right group, whose patience had run out with the nationalist leader after largely shielding and legitimizing his decade-long power consolidation in Hungary.

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