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The advantage of having Hungary in the EU, is that it's very difficult to refuse admission to another country on grounds of lack of liberal democracy, separation of powers, media freedom, anti-corruption...
to the likes of Ukraine.
Or Turkey, for that matter.

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by eurogreen on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 10:28:12 AM EST
At the risk o transforming all of the EU into an emergent kleptocracy. Frankly, I don't think its worth that risk, and I would support a smaller EU that enshrined "liberal democracy" in its constitution. Hungary should be invited to trigger A.50 if it continues along its current path.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 02:09:48 PM EST
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Of course, Orbán is not going to invoke Article 50: why should he cut himself from the money flow?

He has found a much better (for him) system: subverting the EU from the inside, while preserving his own autocratic rule at home, along with his, and his cronies, enrichment.

by Bernard (bernard) on Mon Apr 4th, 2022 at 06:52:30 PM EST
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