Viktor Orban’s victory is a disaster for Brussels – and helps Vladimir Putin

Press quote (The Telegraph)
05 April 2022

Camino Mortera-Martinez at the Centre for European Reform says that the refusal of countries such as Germany to consider an oil embargo is shielding Orban.

“But if, or rather when, public pressure becomes unsustainable for the German Government in particular and there is a move towards a partial embargo of some sort … Orban will have to stick his neck out,” she says.

“The Poles are 100pc invested in stopping the war and imposing sanctions and doing everything they can to put pressure on Putin. That is their main goal right now, so they are unlikely to be patient or understanding with Orban.”