EU and U.S. Interests in Hungary in Jeopardy

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Hungary’s Viktor Orban is creating an illiberal democracy in central Europe. This is souring relations with the European Union (EU) and the current U.S. administration, while pulling Hungary back into the orbit of its eastern neighbor – 60 years after a massive uprising against Soviet influence.

Europe’s migration crisis has become Prime Minister Orban’s raison d’état. Last Friday, Orban said he would “sue” the European Commission if it continues to pursue mandatory migrant resettlement quotas for EU states. Orban has also said he will make constitutional amendments to prevent any migrant resettlement without consent of the Hungarian parliament.

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