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Edit Zgut-Przybylska on Hungary’s Isolation in the EU

The increasing Hungarian veto policy is a sign of isolation within the EU, our re:constitution Fellow Edit Zgut-Przybylska said to Jelen.

It indicates that the Orban government's leverage in EU decision-making forums is already very limited, she argued, adding that since the Lisbon Treaty, it has been inherently more difficult to block proposals that are unfavorable to smaller member states, in the absence of allies.

Moreover, the V4 has now virtually disintegrated, and Viktor Orban has been marginalized on the European far-right since his expulsion from the EPP, so he is increasingly resorting to gunslinging - with the Hungarian government generating the majority of EU vetoes, she continued.

Read the full article (in Hungarian, subscription may be required) here.

Photo: European Union, 2022 / Dati Bendo
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