Slovak PM Eduard Heger and Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki both criticised Hungary in recent days. The two leaders criticised Hungary’s position on the war in Ukraine. The two leaders of V4 member countries said Hungary’s opposition to sanctions against Russia was outrageous.
Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger wants tougher sanctions against Russia over the war against Ukraine. Heger held talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in the Slovak town of Stara Lubovna. The Polish head of state agreed with his Slovak counterpart.
In other words, Poland and Slovakia are disappointed by the Hungarian attitude.
Hungary is not willing to supply arms to Ukraine. In addition, military units carrying weapons are not allowed to transit through Hungary.
Morawiecki says it is outrageous that Hungary and Germany are protesting against sanctions against Russia.
These remarks show that the gap between Hungary and the other countries in the Visegrád Four is widening, portfolio.hu reports. While Hungary remains neutral, the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia are supplying Ukraine with heavy weapons. The Russian-Ukrainian war could easily drive a wedge between the allies.
Slovenia’s Prime Minister Janez Jansa is a conservative SDS politician and a great ally of Viktor Orbán. However, Slovenia holds parliamentary elections on 24 April.
Jansa may be replaced precisely because of his good relationship with Orbán.
Napi.hu reports that the latest opinion polls show that the centre-left party Slovoda is slightly more likely to win than SDS. Many voters fear the “Hungarisation” of Slovenia. This means that Jansa is ignoring criticism and influences the independent media. Slovenia’s GDP and labour market have returned to pre-coronavirus levels. Thus, analysts say that a crucial policy question could be what pattern the country wants to follow.
“If SDS wins the election, the Slovenian media could become similar to what the current Hungarian media is like,”
said Uros Esih, a journalist for the daily Delo. If Jansa does not win the election, Hungary will have one less ally in the European Union.
Source: napi.hu, portfolio.hu