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Donald Tusk Recommends expulsion of Orban’s Fidesz from European People’s Party More than Crisis law

Former EU chief Donald Tusk is advocating the greatest party in the European Parliament to expel Viktor Orban’s Fidesz from its ranks.

It permits Hungarian PM Orban — extended at odds with Brussels — to rule by decree so long as a condition of emergency is in effect.

The legislation puts prison terms of up to five years for people convicted of spreading false information concerning the pandemic.

EPP president Tusk, in a letter to members, accused Orban of”using this pandemic to construct a state of permanent emergency”, something that he said was”morally unacceptable”.

The EPP — the European Parliament’s biggest and most influential team — has been split over how to behave in the face of persistent violation of EU principles within many decades.

The celebration suspended Fidesz from the run-up into the European Parliament elections a year following a row above anti-EU posters.

Orban has been accused of working with the virus to dismantle democratic mechanics in Hungary.

The European Commission is set to talk about Hungary’s crisis law after today.