Division within the European People’s Party

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The vote to trigger Article 7 against Hungary on the 12 of September 2018, created division within the largest party of the European Parliament. The European People’s Party (EPP) is a Christian Democrats centre-right party that hots members from contrasting sides of this political spectrum. The growing populism and Euroscepticism within the EPP member parties has led to a wide division among the central and right members of the party.

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The vote on Article 7 underlined the differences within the party. Members of the party have diverging opinions regarding European Union (EU) integration and the EU's core values.

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European People's Party, 2018 https://www.epp.eu/

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