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Indeed it's worth to point out that Orbán was elected Vice-President of the EPP for three successive terms (holding the post 2002 to 2012), and the late Wilfried Martens made sure that Orbán got high-profile support in his pre-2010 campaigns (including failed between-election campaigns to bring down the then governments). And even after he angered Merkel & co by undermining central bank independence and angered EPP members of the Barroso cabined with a lot more, whenever Orbán visited the EP, the EPP MEPs refrained from criticism or defended him.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Apr 9th, 2014 at 02:26:00 PM EST
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