Germany, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria are highly dependent on Russian gas exports, raising the prospect of bitter arguments to come.
Posts Tagged: Viktor Orban
If the opposition can make the campaign about whether Hungarians want to be in the West, they have a chance of winning.
Be ready too, for him to surprise by doing less than expected, in the hope that the more skittish members of the Alliance peel off.
Interview with Tobias Ellwood: Johnson lacks “serious expertise, people with political acumen, over in the Number 10 machine”
The row over the Northern Ireland Protocol must not be allowed to poison co-operation with our continental partners on defence against Russia.
The country’s Prime Minister is a classic cakeist – berating the EU on the one hand, but not seeking to leave on the other.
Any move to grab more powers next year is going to end badly for politicians in Brussels.
Garvan Walshe: Orbán, Le Pen, Morawiecki. Europe’s new national populist alliance is a sign of weakness, not strength.
Weakening at home and friendless abroad, it finds itself on the back foot – and exposed to its nations’ reliance on EU funds.
Garvan Walshe: Russia’s building up troops on Ukraine’s border. Here’s what we can do to stymie Putin.
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
Neil Shastri-Hurst: Turkey and Hungary cannot be allowed to continue to contravene the principles of NATO
There is a Russian bear sitting behind the desk of the Kremlin; we must not let its cubs play in our midst.
Far from being confident, the Hungarian Prime Minister’s recent behaviour demonstrates a man who’s increasingly panicking.
Stephen Booth: The EU creaks under the virus’ strain – as Salvini lashes out at this “den of snakes and jackals”
Tensions – political, economic and otherwise – have been exacerbated in the eurozone, as it tries to navigate the pandemic.
MPs would thus become the elected equivalents of the welfare scroungers of tabloid legend – dragging the reputation of Parliament even deeper into the mud.
Plus: Johnson, not a populist. Hunt’s beside manner. Lewis and his highly professional CCHQ team. And: the courage of 16 year old Ajay.
She yesterday achieved the outcome most likely to prop her up – at least for the time being. But Cooper, Letwin and Bercow are waiting in the wings.
The man his critics call the ‘Viktator’ has two new policies – one a gimmick, one deeply sinister.