Hungarians vote Sunday — and the outcome will be significant for the politics of the European Union. Recent polls tend to show the right-wing Fidesz party leading in opinion polls with more than 40 percent.
A convincing win for Fidesz Prime Minister Viktor Orban will reinforce the E.U. veto role the governments of Hungary and Poland have designed for themselves — and the “Visegrad group” they form with Slovakia and Czech Republic in the European Union.
Economically and financially, Hungary is dependent on Western European markets and investments — as well as E.U. structural and investment aid. But in recent years, Budapest and Warsaw have pushed back against Brussels-based governance.… Seguir leyendo »