The war in Ukraine and the EU sanctions were on the agenda of the discussion between Viktor Orbán and Václav Klaus in Prague ahead of the European summit.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attends the first-ever meeting of a wider format of European countries, the so-called European Political Community in Prague on Thursday and Friday.
Ahead of the two-day summit – which also includes an informal meeting of the European Council – the head of government met former Czech President Václav Klaus.
At the meeting held in the building of the Václav Klaus Institute, they spoke about war in Ukraine and the migration and economic crisis that has developed in its wake as well as about price rises and the shortage of energy, the Prime Minister’s press chief, Bertalan Havasi said.
Viktor Orbán said that “the flawed Brussels policy of sanctions must be reconsidered because the sanctions have not come up to the expectations that were attached to them”. According to the Prime Minister, the war has not come to an end, prices are skyrocketing in Europe, and at the same time, Russia is making good money out of the situation that has evolved.
They had an informal discussion about the post-change of regime political and economic processes in Central Europe, also recalling their personal memories from the era.
The Hungarian Prime Minister also met with former Czech Prime Minister, the President of the ANO Movement Andrej Babis in Pruhonice.
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