Tibor Szanyi, deputy head of the Socialist Party, on Monday called on the Hungarian government to pursue a “more balanced” foreign policy.
Szanyi slammed Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for his “see-sawing” in diplomacy, and said that “you cannot praise Russian and then Islamic cultures at first, then call countries of those cultures a threat from the east or the south”.
Szanyi insisted that Orbán had been given a “dressing down” by Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting on Sunday as a result of Orbán’s referring to Russia as a threat earlier last week, and also suggested that Orbán may have been scolded during a recent visit to Berlin and Munich for his government’s illiberal line.
“It hurts the Socialists if the Hungarian government is given a dressing down by any world power,” Szanyi said.
Answering a question, Szanyi said that his party would not support the government’s 2019 budget proposal in parliament.
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