Josef Mlejnek, a Czech politologist, said that the V4 cooperation is in a state of clinical death. And that is because of Viktor Orbán.
According to index.hu, Mr Mlejnek talked about the issue to FORUM 24, a Czech media outlet. He said Orbán’s Russia policy baulks the cooperation between Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia. Therefore, they have to wait for the change of the government in Hungary, which would take a long time, he added. He highlighted that Hungary was a very problematic member of the cooperation because the other three states supported Ukraine. But Hungary is not alone.
Speaker: Hungary, Malta ‘on the side of peace’
Hungary and Malta “are on the side of peace”, according to a parliamentary press office statement released on Thursday after Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover received Maltese counterpart Angelo Farrugia in Budapest. The speakers discussed strengthening political, economic and tourism ties as well as broadening of parliamentary cooperation, the statement said. Malta is an important EU partner of Hungary both bilaterally and multilaterally, the speakers agreed, adding that joint action in international forums bolstered their advocacy capacities, MTI wrote.
They added that the war in Ukraine should be brought to an end as quickly as possible with a ceasefire and a peace treaty, and the EU should offer effective support while creating safeguards for its own security, the statement added.