For a long time, there has not been such an important Hungarian leader in Europe as Viktor Orbán, Timothy Garton Ash said in an interview with Euronews.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will receive Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic at the Carmelite Monastery on September 8, 2021. Today, a Hungarian-Serbian government summit is held in Budapest. MTI / Prime Minister’s Press Office / Zoltán Fischer
According to the British historian, professor of European studies at the University of Oxford, the Hungarian prime minister has become the leader of the other Europe, the nationalist, anti-liberal forces.
According to Garton Ash, Orbán uses the issue of sovereignty dishonestly wisely as he campaigns against Brussels while raising billions of euros from the common coffers and remaining a member of the union because of the benefits. He said Brexit was at least honest. The professor spoke about the following points in the interview:
– According to him, NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a betrayal and a defeat.
– The West has greatly lost its credibility, but in certain circumstances foreign intervention can be justified.
– EU values have been set, but Poland and Hungary are violating them.
– Hungary can no longer be considered a democracy, the elections are free but not fair.
– There is an urgent need for Brussels to link the rule of law to payments.
– Angela Merkel is also responsible for the decline of European values in Hungary, because she would have been the only one of the Western politicians to stop the process, but she did not step in.
The interview you can read it here!
Source: Propeller – Saját anyagok by propeller.hu.
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