ALDE leader Verhofstadt launches billboard campaign against Hungary’s Orbán

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ALDE’s Guy Verhofstadt anti-Orbán mobile billboard truck in Brussels, November 5, 2018

ALDE leader Verhofstadt launches billboard campaign against Hungary’s Orbán


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Guy Verhofstadt, head of the liberal group ALDE in the European Parliament, has launched an advertising campaign against Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán using a mobile billboard on the streets of Brussels to denounce the right-wing, anti-EU Hungarian leader’s attempts to build what Orbán, himself, has called “an illiberal regime” in Budapest.

Verhofstadt said he hopes to send a personal message to Orbán that acts as a response to his and his Fidesz party’s moves to destroy the EU’s core values.

The mobile truck that carries the Verhofstadt-penned message – “First he stole our money and now he wants to destroy Europe. Stop Orbán! Values are the first!” – will make its way around Brussels for a full week, with frequent stops in front of Hungary’s Permanent Representation to the EU.

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