Will Hungary spark massive outrage in Brussels?
Under the leadership of Viktor Orban, Hungary has adeptly pursued a multi-vector foreign policy with the West and rival great powers such as Russia and China.
Even in a time of war, Hungary has maintained a modicum of restraint when it comes to dealing with Russia. As a member of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Hungary has pulled off a delicate balancing act with Russia. It tries to maintain relatively cordial nations with the Eurasian behemoth, but tries to stay in the good graces of Brussels.
In the current Russo-Ukrainian conflict, Hungary has taken relatively hedged positions. For example, Hungary recently announced that it would not impose sanctions on Russian energy shipments, while also condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto emphasized his country’s realism when it comes to energy policy:
Some countries are dependent on Russian energy supplies. We don’t do this for fun. Energy supply is not a philosophical or ideological question, but a physical, mathematical one.
Geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar described Szijjarto as “
A voice of reason in EuroStupidistan.”
A voice of reason in EuroStupidistan.
Hungarian FM Peter Szijjarto:
"Some countries are dependent on Russian energy supplies. We don't do this for fun. Energy supply is not a philosophical or ideological question, but a physical, mathematical one."
— Pepe Escobar (@RealPepeEscobar) March 22, 2022
Szijjarto is viewed as one of the sharpest diplomats on the world stage. His highly-competent diplomatic work has been recognized by countries such as Serbia and Russia, who have awarded him the Order of the Serbia Flag and Order of Friendship, respectively, in 2021.
Hungary has employed similar forms of geopolitical hedging when it was the only EU country that blocked the union’s statement criticizing China’s security law affecting Hong Kong. This law was passed back in April 2021 and was widely condemned throughout the collective West. Hungary has been host to Chinese investment as well, which probably makes Washington and Brussels nervous.
It remains to be seen if Hungary will be punished for this kind of behavior. Geopolitically speaking, Hungary is the black sheep of the EU and marches independently from Brussels and Washington.
Hungary’s recent actions towards Russia will not sit well with Brussels in light of the Central European country’s relatively dovish stances. Hungary should prepare for the worst as the NGO industrial complex will be working overtime to use all forms of subversion in the upcoming Hungarian parliamentary elections set to take place on April 3, 2022.
Globalists are a nasty bunch and they won’t rest until they make everyone submit to their unholy agenda. Hungary should prepare itself for the worst.