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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán travels to European People’s Party congress in Malta

The EPP family of parties is holding its congress in the Mediterranean island state on Wednesday and Thursday.

Heads of state and government from parties within the EPP will also have one-to-one talks in Malta.

EPP spokesperson Siegfried Mureșan said earlier that the People’s Party is seeking to adopt a decision on settlement of the migration crisis; this will urge that all asylum-seekers should await assessment of their applications outside Europe – in their countries of origin or in refugee centres set up outside the EU’s borders.

The attendees at the Maltese congress of the European centre-right parties’ umbrella organisation will also seek to adopt a decision on strengthening cooperation between Member States’ police forces and intelligence services.