Orbán has alienated foreign allies, DK says

The Hungarian government has lost all its allies abroad, a Democratic Coalition (DK) spokesman said. In the past few days, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has come under fire from European politicians as well as the US Republican Party, DK foreign policy spokesman Attila Ara-Kovács told MTI, stating that Orbán was "fighting everyone".

He cited Gianni Pittella, group leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, who criticised Orbán in Hungary's public media, and Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands, who expressed incomprehension about why Hungary's Fidesz was still a member of the European People's Party. Additionally, Ara-Kovács said the Slovak government, which is deceptively presented as an ally in the Visegrad Group, is launching a pro- EU and pro-NATO campaign. He cited Slovakia's Ambassador to Budapest Rastislav Kacer as saying that his country would not allow "democracy to be killed" with the excuse that "we have a different view", in which the meaning of different was in fact "extremist".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 December 2017 09:26