With Poland Turning Towards Europe, Orban’s Isolation Becomes Precarious

Even some Fidesz officials question the wisdom of the current anti-EU course 

15 December 2023

A rift between Poland and Hungary over Ukraine strained ties between the two allies spearheading the illiberal charge in the EU, and the rift is likely to become acute after the European-minded change of government in Warsaw.

At the end of November, a long line of police cars stirred up the small Hungarian town of Szeged, just a few kilometres from the Serbian border.

In the minivans, the interior ministers of the Visegrad countries – Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Poland –, together with their German and Austrian counterparts, were driving to inspect the Schengen border of the European Union.

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Viktória Serdült

Hungarian journalist at the news portal hvg.hu, covering Hungarian and foreign policy, European Union and social affairs.

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