'Madness' to eject Orban from EPP - Salvini

League will be continental reference force after EU elections

(ANSA) - Milan, March 11 - It would be "madness for the European People's Party (EPP) to eject Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban, Interior Minister and League leader Matteo Salvini said Monday.
    Salvini said he had sent a message to Orban and he was a League "interlocutor".
    If the EPP goes ahead with its mooted expulsion, Salvini said, it would a "bizarre choice" ad "madness".
    Salvini added that the League would be a "continental reference force" in the May European elections.
    He said there would be a rally in Rome with European allies including Orban in mid-April.
    "We have the responsibility to be the be the first political force in this country and after May 26 the Italian political force of reference at a continental level".


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