Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban regularly "pushes the EU to the edge of a cliff." At the same time, EU diplomats are panicking that his hostility to Ukraine will "finally push the bloc over the edge" and are now looking for ways to bypass Budapest's veto on Kyiv at the December summit. This was reported by Politico.
The publication predicts a growing political crisis that could erupt at the upcoming summit of EU leaders scheduled for December 14-15. At this event, important decisions are expected to be made regarding Ukraine's accession to the Union and a key budget agreement to provide Kyiv with 50 billion euros in loans and grants over the next four years.
According to Politico, Prime Minister Viktor Orban may put a stop to these plans by demanding that all political and financial processes be halted until the EU's support for Kyiv is fully reviewed. This raises serious concerns among EU leaders, as despite Hungary's small population (2% of the EU's population), Orban can block unanimous decisions on strategic issues within the EU.