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Hungary's Orban demands Ukraine's EU membership be taken off the agenda at bloc summit

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There is no unity with Orban. Go ahead and force him to vote against Ukrainian membership. The guy backs down all of the time.

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Orban is right. Ukraine is a dysfunctional country that will be an albatross around the EU's shortening neck - a basket base. That's why the US desperately wants it in.

He is also brave to say out loud what other people know but it's not stylish enough to say it.

Actually I want them to join the EU - millions more will flee war torn lands once the borders are open further dooming that country which made the decision to tear itself apart.

Ironically Orban is trying to save the EU and Ukraine; people just have tunnel vision and can't see the long game.

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EU leaders, he wrote, “must avoid this counterproductive scenario for the sake of unity, our most important asset.” 

The only one threatening unity is Orban.

Orban has been locked in a tussle with the commission over concerns in Brussels about rule of law and corruption standards in Hungary. The EU froze billions in funding to Budapest over the shortcomings, but has freed up some money in recent weeks and is expected to do so again before the summit.

Maybe freezing those funds should be tied to a show of 'unity'.

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JJEToday 07:05 am JST

Orban is right. Ukraine is a dysfunctional country that will be an albatross around the EU's shortening neck - a basket base. That's why the US desperately wants it in.

No, the US wants a strong EU. We've even encouraged them to develop an EU army.

He is also brave to say out loud what other people know but it's not stylish enough to say it.

Well he is already on record as being a thug and bigot, so not sure he has much to lose.

Actually I want them to join the EU - millions more will flee war torn lands once the borders are open further dooming that country which made the decision to tear itself apart.

Still Putin's War

Ironically Orban is trying to save the EU and Ukraine; people just have tunnel vision and can't see the long game.

Nope, an EU run from Moscow is no Europe anyone should want to live in or partner with.

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He’s right.

Orban is right. Ukraine is a dysfunctional country that will be an albatross around the EU's shortening neck - a basket base. That's why the US desperately wants it in.

I absolutely agree.

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JJE

Orban is right. Ukraine is a dysfunctional country that will be an albatross around the EU's shortening neck - a basket base.

It's the bread basket of the region, if allowed into the EU, it would be hugely beneficial to the EU.

That's why the US desperately wants it in.

The US want's world prosperity.

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bass4funkToday 07:43 am JST

He’s right.

Orban is right. Ukraine is a dysfunctional country that will be an albatross around the EU's shortening neck - a basket base. That's why the US desperately wants it in.

I absolutely agree.

You are prepared to surrender Europe to whatever happens to them, so not sure why you care.

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You are prepared to surrender Europe to whatever happens to them,

They already did and it’s happening, thankfully there are some people that still believe in fighting for a safer Europe.

so not sure why you care.

I have family there.

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bass4funkToday 10:12 am JST

You are prepared to surrender Europe to whatever happens to them,

They already did and it’s happening, thankfully there are some people that still believe in fighting for a safer Europe.

You're not fighting with abject surrender in Ukraine. That is for sure.

so not sure why you care.

I have family there.

You have family in continental Europe and you aren't clear why preventing Russia from taking slices out of countries and eliminating them entirely is important?

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TaiwanIsNotChinaToday  06:52 am JST

There is no unity with Orban. Go ahead and force him to vote against Ukrainian membership. The guy backs down all of the time.

With his boorish dictatorial ego demeanor and Hungary's sorry political situation, Orby has zero right to say anything at all about Ukraine being a member of the EU. If the Ukes want to join the club, let them in. If Orby boy don't like it then he can sulk all he wants like a brat and stick it where the sun don't shine!

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Viktor is right.

UA as most corrupt european country with unsolved border issues with neigbours and violation of human rights of UA minorities have no place in EU at this moment.

its unfair to others from east Europe who have joined EU after many years of waiting and after many serious changes of their system.

Viktor is not alone,at least new slovakian government have exactly same ionion.

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You're not fighting with abject surrender in Ukraine. That is for sure.

Let Europe take care of it, at the very least pour more resources into the war effort. .

You have family in continental Europe and you aren't clear

I’m very clear.

why preventing Russia from taking slices out of countries and eliminating them entirely is important?

Then now is the time to become more proactive.

With his boorish dictatorial ego demeanor and Hungary's sorry political situation, Orby has zero right to say anything at all about Ukraine being a member of the EU.

Actually he can, there’s a reason why more and more Europeans are liking this guy.

If the Ukes want to join the club, let them in.

Yeah, Putin is going to allow that, sure…

If Orby boy don't like it then he can sulk all he wants like a brat and stick it where the sun don't shine

I’m sure he doesn’t care if people don’t listen or not, he’s got his country under control.

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Hungary's Orban demands Ukraine's EU membership be taken off the agenda at bloc summit

agree.

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bass4funkToday 10:30 am JST

why preventing Russia from taking slices out of countries and eliminating them entirely is important?

Then now is the time to become more proactive.

So what is the plan then? Trump is going to bluster Putin into giving back what he has taken or will it be another shameful "I am Reek" moment like in Helsinki?

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EastmanToday 10:27 am JST

Viktor is right.

UA as most corrupt european country with unsolved border issues with neigbours and violation of human rights of UA minorities have no place in EU at this moment.

I guess Russia is not a European country then.

its unfair to others from east Europe who have joined EU after many years of waiting and after many serious changes of their system.

They weren't devastated like terrorist Russia is doing to Ukraine, so Ukraine needs the support more and to lock things in Putin can't change.

Viktor is not alone,at least new slovakian government have exactly same ionion.

Oh stand aside! Slovakia coming through! Also you don't know if Slovakia is actively going to obstruct like Orban.

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So what is the plan then?

Heck, if I know, don’t even care actually, I’m more concerned about China.

Trump is going to bluster Putin into giving back what he has taken or will it be another shameful "I am Reek" moment like in Helsinki?

No, Biden already let that ship sale off. Probably best for Ukraine to ask for a cease-fire in negotiate with Russia.

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bass4funkToday 12:55 pm JST

So what is the plan then?

Heck, if I know, don’t even care actually, I’m more concerned about China.

It pays to be able to focus on more than one adversary at a time. You think China only focuses on America?

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It pays to be able to focus on more than one adversary at a time.

This admin. sure as heck can't.

You think China only focuses on America?

Predominantly, yes.

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