The political director of the Hungarian prime minister, Balázs Orbán, explained on Twitter on Thursday evening why Hungary is reluctant to approve Sweden’s application for NATO membership. Read on to find out.
With the tweet, Mr Orbán reacted to Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson’s demand for answers after Hungary decided to separate Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership applications. We reported on it yesterday HERE.
In fact, the problem for government politicians is that Sweden’s leaders have repeatedly expressed concerns in the past about the direction of political developments in Hungary, Telex reports. They have also said that it is time for the EU to take tougher action against the Hungarian government. And this does not seem to sit right with the governing parties (Fidesz and KDNP).
The offending sentences that Mr Orbán quotes in his tweet are the following:
- “For the EU, large parts of the job still remain to break the development in Hungary, to put pressure on the Hungarian government and to support the increasingly strong opposition.” (3 March 2021, Ulf Kristersson, then leader of the Moderate Party, now Prime Minister)
- “It is now required that the EU act clearly and that the new conditionality mechanism stops payments to Hungary.” (30 June 2021, Jessika Roswall, then EU spokesperson of the Moderate Party, now Minister for EU Affairs)
- “Hungary’s xenophobic and nationalist government continues to violate the principle of rule of law and wavers in supporting Ukraine.” (10 May 2022, Johan Pehrson, then leader of the Liberal Party, now Minister for Employment and Integration)
With his tweet, Viktor Orbán’s political director makes it clear that the majority in the Hungarian parliament is blocking Sweden’s NATO accession because of statements made by Swedish politicians on other issues. In contrast to Finland, which will be voted on in Parliament early next week. Balázs Orbán concludes his post with the words “Good morning, Stockholm”.
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Source: telex.hu, DNH
Ah. The Mighty Mouse roars’
So – our Politicians believe we were disrespected, and this is our tit-for-tat. Tit-for-tat is a dangerous game, especially if you’re a small fish in a big pond and reliant upon the collaboration, if not outright aid, of others (“EU! You must send us our money! We rely on it to make our economy look healthy!”).
Again – Mr. Kristersson was voted Prime Minister by the Swedish Parliament. Sovereign, no rule by decree. The government comprises of a coalition of the Moderates with the Christian Democrats and the Liberals. All this with support from the Sweden Democrats (SD), who won a fifth of votes in recent polls (if you recall – these folks are in the “democratic nationalism / social conservatism” spectrum – our Politicians should see them as allies?).
“When you get to political machines that can control a state, then you’re really into organized crime – almost. You’re fighting a political mafia.” Frank Capra
Why should Hungary take criticism from a country that is famous for “no go zones”, rape of Swedish women, uncontrolled attacks on churches and citizens by migrants? Sweden should clean up its own backyard.
As for the Capra quote: Bang on! He must have been able to see the future Hungary, c. 2010 – 2026 when he made that coment.
All elections in the EU and even worldwide are manipulated. It’s proven in at least 77 countries. Herr Schwab admitted and is proud his WEF members took over most governments. Knowing this it’s clear there is no democracy and in those countries, the leaders shout the loudest and are not chosen themselves. Not by the people.
I still find it strange politicians use Twitter to respond and spread “the news”. It’s one big theatre to distract the common, gossiping man from what is really going on.
The overwhelming majority in our Parliament are from the FiDeSz/KDNP coalition (ney, cabal) and they do what Orbán tells them to (despite what he says in public). They vote how Orbán wants them to, and if any dare to defy him, or his wishes, he/she will be well on his/her way to the “outer” and frowned upon by the rest of the FiDeSz/KDNP flock.
So, let’s cut the crap about our Parliament REALLY having much of a say in anything!