EURACTIV: Babis’ defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest

Our director Zdeněk Beránek spoke about the relations between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his Hungarian counterpart Victor Orbán. Both are harsh critics of the EU institutions. However, the defeat of Babiš in recent parliamentary elections could hurt relations between the capitals.

“Babiš’s defeat will weaken the link between Prague and Budapest. This can further undermine the Visegrad cooperation as we currently know it – with Viktor Orban being the dominating player,” said Zdeněk Beránek, director of EUROPEUM think tank. “The resignation of Sebastian Kurz will make the formation of ad-hoc voting and negotiating Central European groupings less likely.”

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Zdeněk Beránek
Associate Research Fellow

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