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Conservative figure warns against confrontation

June 7th, 2023

A former diplomat suggests that Hungary should play a more positive role in international relations.

In a long essay on Mandiner, Gergely Prőhle, Hungary’s former ambassador to Berlin and Berne, now secular leader of the Lutheran Church and director of the Institute of Strategic and Defence Studies at the Public Service University believes that the government is too confrontational in international relations. He appreciates the government’s position in defending the value of the traditional family and Christian values in general but expresses serious doubts about the rationale of systematically ‘vituperating against Brussels’. He calls on the government to represent Hungarian interests and values in a way that wins friends and allies throughout Europe. A pinch of Realpolitik instead of ceaseless skirmishes around values would help turn Hungary’s rotating presidency of the European Council next year into a success story, he concludes.

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