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.
Criticism from the allies
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 as the last ally?
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
Hungary has always managed to make the wrong decisions. And this for over 100 years. Do policy makers never learn from the mistakes of the past?
Concur – with the contents of this article.
Hungary – it’s Brand Name, continues to be Damaged & Scared – through it – “sitting on the fence” – wanting bit of this – bit of that, and expecting it – not just the European Union, to Financially- bail them out, of there rapidly desending “Black Hole” – Econmically & Financially.
Hungary, through over serious period of time, the building and NEED of Russia, the relationship that Hungary, under the Fidesz Party – its present Government led by Prime Minister – Victor Orban – finds it-self deeply WEDGED – unable to move shift ground – without authority from Russia.
This “Wedged” position, blame can’t totally be placed on the after effects of Communistic Rule in Hungary under Russia, that RIGHTFULLY ceased in 1989.
The “Wedged” position has been established built on by the Fidesz Party – that places Hungary – out of favour – in a MASSIVE Global objection, to it’s position it has choosen in this War, that Russia has commenced against the Ukraine.
Hungary – will not be the WINNERS from there adapted position, and this will not solely be – the certainty of “Reduced” – European Union Funding, but by wider Europe and the United States of America and Great Britain.
Hungary is making all the right decisions, people will not be cold next winter …
@Madeleine, spot on. Hungary has not made a good decision regarding geopolitics since the mid C19.
yeah, support the terrorist Zekelensky instead. That’s the wisest choice. That’s what the corrupt USA and Europe, the same that promoted the fake pandemic, want.
Hungary is right to stay out of the mess the American government and its Soro’s puppetmaster created starting back in 2014 when they orchestrated the coup against the Ukranian government because they did not want to allow NATO bases and missiles in the Ukraine. Once again US Government meddling is the reason for the present mess in Ukraine and the innocent Ukranian population are the onces paying the price. Hungary should continue with its not getting involved because Hitching the Hungaian wagon to the dying US empire will lead to disaster for the Hungarian people. People wake up before it is too late.
Well, Slovenia voted their plastic Orbán out yesterday. One less populist, thankfully.
Donald.J.Trump was the BIG Scalp.
Then we see Le Pen and NOW the Slovenian – member of the anti CORE of Democracy – FALL.
What next ???
IMPORTANT not to be overlooked, dismissed nor “flaunted” with – growing signs AGAIN – those in Political positions of POWER – that challenge, play games in the re-writing or dismantling of the CORE – the Functionality of Democracy – growing alarm bells – RING.
This war staged by Russia/Putin on the Ukraine – WRONGFULLY – we witness a growing Unity of countrys, that in large part – operate under the rule of CORE values and principles of Democracy.
Hungary under Fidesz – led by it’s leader and current Prime Minister of Hungary – Victor Orban – that is in a position with the European Union that through it’s AGGRESIVENESS & Challenging of the Laws relating to membership of the European Union, precarious as to the Future, a country with an Economy trending LOWER and it’s postion/relationship with Russia – “veiled” – so Hungary thinks – to the Global World.
Hungary – continuous in placing it-self, as an outcast country, wedged into relaionships – like it is with Russia, that sees Hungary – friendships with countrys – of in large part – that function with understanding & practice that include high levels of Morals & Ethics under Democracy – Disappeared – from Hungarys friendship page.
Hungary , besides Russia & China – who remains that we could call – Friends ???
Simple decency should tell those who want to exchange their soul for fuel and heat that those who give up liberty (their own or their neighbors) for temporary security deserve neither and will get neither.
Switzerland, Austria, Sweden and Finland are also neutral. The more weapons dumped on Ukraine, the longer the war will last, infrastructure destroyed and the more non-combatants will die.