The founding editor of Tichys Einblick criticized Germany’s energy policies and spoke about sensible decisions made by Central European governments.
On the sidelines of the MCC Feszt in Esztergom last month, Roland Tichy, founding editor of German liberal-conservative Tichys Einblick talked to Mandiner about bias in the German media, the energy crisis, the situation of German conservatives, and Hungary’s position in the European Union.
“The Germans now want European solidarity, and solidarity always means, euphemistically, that I am poor, so I am taking something from you,” Tichy said, referring to the EU’s recent gas consumption plan. According to the journalist, German governments have reduced energy independence and diversification in favor of dependence on Russian gas.
“We’re in the crazy position of shutting down our last three operating nuclear power plants in the winter,”
According to Tichy, from a German point of view, it is difficult to advise a Hungarian politician, because “the antipathy towards Hungarian politics does not stem from oil and gas policy, but from social and immigration policy.” “And since Hungary is pursuing a policy that is at odds with the European mainstream, this is reflected negatively at all levels,” he added.
“In this respect, the position of the Hungarians in the European Union is very difficult, and the Hungarian government can only try to build up as much autonomy as possible, and thus to extricate itself from this strange game of being punished for something it has not done,” Tichy explained.
Speaking about his experiences in Hungary, he said that cities he has seen were very beautiful. “Of course I see a lot of work to do, but there’s a chance,” he added. Tichy was also surprised by the positive economic data that Hungary is showing. “This means that Hungary’s policy, and not just its policy, but the policy of the Central European countries, I would definitely include the Czech Republic and Poland, is certainly more sensible than the sluggish German policy, which is not even capable of covering its territory with a decent internet,” explained.
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