Orbán chose the Rouble - The Weekly 91
Last week I asked which way Hungary was going: to the east or to the west, or, symbolically, towards the Euro or the Rouble? Orbán soon answered the question: as the first European leader to do so, he announced Budapest was willing to pay for the Russian gas in roubles.
EURO OR RUBLE? – HUNGARY CHOOSES – THE WEEKLY 90
On 3 April, Hungary holds its national elections. Although some of the campaign slogans may suggest otherwise, the stakes are quite clear: the people of Hungary will decide whether the country returns to the democratic path and the Euro-Atlantic alliance or becomes Russia’s puppet state like Belarus.
CONTEMPORARY MERKELISM – WHY KEEP FUNDING AUTOCRATS? – THE WEEKLY 89
Angela Merkel’s chancellorship will likely be written in the history books as a remarkable era in many respects. Beside her many virtues however, the former German premier undoubtedly committed mistakes with long-lasting ramifications, some of which are demonstrated by the Ukraine conflict today.
ORBÁN KEEPS STUMBLING IN THE BATTLEFIELD – THE WEEKLY 88
There are three places left where they are either unaware or in denial of the obvious fact that today’s Ukraine is the theatre for a clash between freedom and oppression. One such place is Russia, the second is Belarus and the third is Viktor Orbán’s circle in Hungary.
PUTIN’S ANTI-EUROPE WEB IS EXPOSED. BUT WHAT WILL EUROPE DO? – THE WEEKLY 87
Being Orbán, Salvini or Le Pen can’t be easy nowadays – not that we feel sorry for them at all. It is now completely clear what Putin’s European lackeys have been working on for years.
Three areas where Putin has already lost – The Weekly 86
Although the Russian offensive is still going on in Ukraine, unfortunately (albeit not at the planned pace), Vladimir Putin has already incurred three major losses. And that’s just the beginning.
Sanctions against Russia, now! – The Weekly 85
Ever since World War II, Europe has not seen anything like the ongoing clash in Ukraine, which has a major significance for the outside world, too.
EU institutions and the rule of law – comments on the CJEU’s ruling – The Weekly 84
Reaching its verdict this week, the European Court of Justice determined that the rule of law mechanism is compatible with EU law. Justice prevails – one could say, if we didn’t have to wait a year just to state something so obvious or if the European Commission wasn’t playing for time once again.