The EU has principles, and if you don’t like them, it has others

The European Union does not hesitate to give up its values if cornered, publicist Dániel Galsai writes in Hungary’s Magyar Hírlap newspaper

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Dániel Galsai
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in Baku. (

A seemingly insignificant, average photo from the world wide web. The usual setup, two politicians talking with broad smiles, holding an elegantly bound folder, obviously some kind of contract.

And yet this completely insignificant photograph contains everything that makes today’s European elite so unloved and only despised, which is why a decent person can only think about changing the current EU “progress.”

On the left side of the picture, you can see Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, smiling as sweetly as a maiden on her first date. And who is the prospective suitor standing next to her? None other than President Ilham Aliyev, who until yesterday appeared as an “Azeri dictator” in the national and international independent press. Until yesterday…

Yes, he was one of the main evils, the incarnation of Satan, especially when Viktor Orbán or Péter Szíjjártó negotiated with him. But today is today. And Mrs. Von der Leyen just went to buy gas from Azerbaijan, changing her tune in the blink of an eye. Even the activists of the great, left-liberal, self-appointed “independent” Hungarian media call him the president of Azerbaijan. Isn’t this enlightenment wonderful?

If the news is true, the Caucasian country will continuously increase its gas deliveries to the EU until 2027, that’s the price of the president’s charming smile. If I were painfully naive, I would say that the EU should humbly apologize to the Hungarian prime minister and, at the same time, to the Hungarian people — who elected the government with an overwhelming majority — for the continuous vilification and the completely axed sanctions policy. Unfortunately, I don’t have any gas fields.

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