Orban’s alliance of ‘patriots’ seems way to go – Salvini

Deputy Premier and Transport Minister Matteo Salvini said Monday that there is a good chance of his League party accepting the invitation to join Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s new alliance of ‘Patriots for Europe’.
The alliance so far features Orban’s Fidesz, Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) and Czech populist group ANO.
“Joining those who are putting jobs, the family and the future of young people at the centre seems the right road to me,” Salvini told Rai radio.
“It’s what the League has been calling for for some time.
“We are examining all the documents, but it seems the right road to me”.
The League is currently in the Identity and Democracy (ID) group at the EU level which also features Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) and which the FPO had belonged to up to now.
Orban’s Fidesz has not been in a European group after pulling out of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) EPP two years ago