In Its Rule-of-Law Standoff With Hungary, the EU Just Blinked

In Its Rule-of-Law Standoff With Hungary, the EU Just Blinked
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban talks to journalists as he arrives for an EU summit in Brussels, Oct. 21, 2021 (Pool photo by Olivier Hoslet via AP).

Senior officials in the European Commission are seething at the national governments on the EU Council for what they view as caving to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s threat to veto aid to Ukraine amid the EU’s long-running dispute with Budapest over its failure to uphold democratic institutions.

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