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Hungary’s obstruction of Ukraine EU accession and Orban’s objectives: Analysis
6 December 2023, 16:00
author: Sergiy Solodkyy

This is not the first time Hungary has blocked European decisions on Ukraine. As a rule, the EU eventually agrees and finds ways to convince Hungary. But, according to Sergiy Solodkyy, First Deputy Director of the New Europe Center, Hungary’s current policy is aimed at destroying the joint efforts of the vast majority of EU countries.

“This policy is extremely harmful to the EU. Of course, it also harms Ukraine, but above all, it harms the EU itself, which is now trying to strengthen its role in establishing stability in international relations. Hungary is doing everything possible to undermine these efforts of the European Union”, he said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

According to Solodkyy, in the past, the EU has had the legal savvy and ingenuity to reach a consensus. This, he said, makes him optimistic that the EU will be able to find an optimal solution that will suit all stakeholders. In addition, the blockade is not beneficial for Hungary itself, the expert believes.

“What will Hungary achieve by blocking? First, it discredits the entire EU. Secondly, if Hungary blocks the negotiations, Ukraine may not implement any changes regarding the national minorities that Budapest demands. In other words, Hungary will only make things worse. Therefore, let’s hope that Budapest will realize that their decision will harm not only their allies and Ukraine but also themselves,” explained Solodkyy.

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