Liberal values? European values? Viktor Orban represents the only values that count in the EU: Neo-liberalism. What the authors meticulously avoid is that Orban’s policies are exactly what the EU wants of him. Orban is the perfect neo-liberal enforcer. Cheap investment, low taxes, export of workers to Western Europe cutting wages. In return the EU provides money for corruption and cronies. This is the EU model for the whole of Eastern Europe. Let him rail against the EU, that is simply one of the tools in the EU neo-liberal toolbox. Orban’s Fidesz party, by the way, is still a member of the European People’s Party along with Ms Merkel’s Christian Democrats and many other neo-liberal conservative parties.
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