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It appears that the government planned the confrontation with the Commission and the IMF, but wasn't prepared for how it would turn out. According to the source of a business paper, back in December:

Itthon: ,,Orbán szólt, hogy készüljünk fel a legrosszabbakra" - HVG.huDomestic affairs: "Orbán told us to prepare for the worst" - HVG.hu
,,Megmondtuk előre, hogy minden eszközt használni fogunk, ami csak egy nemzeti kormány rendelkezésére áll. Mivel ilyet nemhogy Magyarországon nem csináltak még, de az EU-ban sem jellemző, csak úgy tudjuk, hogy mik a korlátaink, ha elmegyünk a falig, ez pedig nem megy ütközés nélkül" - jellemezte az Orbán-kabinet attitűdjét az IMF-fel és az Európai Bizottsággal szemben egy kormányzati forrásunk."We told in advance that we will use every means at the disposal of a national government. Since it's not just that such a thing wasn't done in Hungary before, but it isn't typical in the EU either, the only way to learn our limits is to run against the wall, and this cannot be done without a collision" - this is how one of our government sources characterizedthe attitude of the Orbán cabinet against the IMF and the European Commission.

The source was critical of Hungarian diplomacy for not preparing the ground (though that also means that the source ws naive, not realising what is going on in the Eurozone).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jan 9th, 2012 at 02:42:48 AM EST
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