The agreement, which came into force on 1 October 2021, was signed by Russian Gazprom and Hungarian MVM group during Alexey Miller’s visit to Hungary, and will guarantee Hungary’s energy supply for the next fifteen years.
The Holy Father’s visit was originally planned only to the Slovak Republic, but because of the close vicinity of the two capitals and the ongoing catholic event of paramount importance, he decided to take a short stop and attend the closing Mass in Hungary.
The horrors of totalitarianism have left deep, perhaps even fatal wounds in the identity of the West. It even seems that the further we move away from the actual events, the more we struggle with our past.
Dissatisfaction with the Commission’s performance has grown and is still growing; even member states that have been pillars of EU integration, such as Austria, Germany, and Sweden, have expressed their dissatisfaction.
Extensive moderation, which does not shy away from deletion, will carry platforms far from their initial democratic achievement, making them gatekeepers that can be manipulated more easily than in any previous medium of communication.
Today, the two major contexts of Hungarian foreign policy are determined by the evolution of the Hungarian economy and society after the economic restart and reconstruction, along with the surrounding international relations.
Croatia’s first LNG terminal along with its connecting gas pipeline “Omišalj-Zlobin” enables to connect the Croatian national LNG transmission network both with EU and non-EU states by providing the transport of gas in the direction to Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, and Serbia and Montenegro.
The last week of April was the beginning of the first phase of the easing of restrictions as more than 40 per cent of the country’s population had received their first dose of vaccination.
But will the euphoric feeling hold on, and if so, what would the social consequences be?
Despite the hardships and the often politically motivated, reckless critics, Hungary’s strategy including opening to the East for procuring vaccine can be considered a successful, necessary and timely move of the government which put Hungary a step ahead in the EU in terms of inoculation with 44.6 per cent of its population vaccinated, compared to the EU’s 26.5 per cent average.