Hungary Retreats From Putin as Leader Rediscovers Germany
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Hungary Retreats From Putin as Leader Rediscovers Germany
Hungary Retreats From Putin as Leader Rediscovers Germany

By Zoltan Simon 2014-11-28T00:00:01Z

Hungarian premier Viktor Orban is trying to keep his balance as the geopolitical ground shifts beneath him, and that means taking a step toward Germany and away from Russia.

Orban has made a point of cultivating ties with President Vladimir Putin, criticizing the sanctions imposed on Russia and negotiating a $14 billion loan from the Kremlin. This month the Hungarian leader sent different signals when he voiced support for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, called Germany his “compass” on foreign policy and visited NATO troops stationed in Lithuania. (...)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-28...rmany.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30318898

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2014 Dec 04 00:39
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RE: Hungary Retreats From Putin as Leader Rediscovers Germany
I wonder why the sudden shift?
2014 Dec 05 05:26
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RE: Hungary Retreats From Putin as Leader Rediscovers Germany
Very shrewd operator - keeps everyone guessing!

Heard he shut his embassy down in Estonia a bit ago, as a bit of a nod to Putin. This South Stream cancellation thing's getting stuff all mixed up, though.

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