EU to discuss the outcome of Hungary’s ‘peace mission’ – Euractiv

EU ambassadors are set to discuss the results of Hungary’s “peace mission” and its role as EU presidency on 10 July, Euractiv reported on 10 July, citing sources.


Since 1 July, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has made three trips as part of his “peacekeeping mission”. The politician visited Kiev on 2 July, Moscow on 5 July and Beijing on 8 July, where he held meetings with the countries’ leaders. Also from the beginning of the month started the six-month period of the country’s presidency in the Council of the EU.

According to the newspaper, during the meeting, EU representatives want to get more clarity on Budapest’s “destructive behaviour”. The issue of Hungary’s presidency was raised at the request of Poland.

“There is growing concern in capitals about Orban’s self-attributed role in the so-called peacekeeping mission, it should be clear that he only represents his own country,” Euractiv quoted an EU diplomat as saying.

In addition, another diplomat said that Budapest is engaged in promoting its interests, and Hungary deliberately created ambiguity around the visits, using the logo of the presidency in reports about them, the publication said.

We will remind, earlier Viktor Orban said that a military victory over Russian Federation is difficult to imagine.