Episode 15 : Make Europe Great Again”: Hungary takes over the EU Presidency

Make Europe Great Again.

That’s the slogan of the Hungarian government for their presidency of the Council of the European Union, which they take over this week.

As one of their first actions, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is in Kyiv today, marking his first visit since the start of Russia’s 2022 war on Ukraine.

This surprise visit comes amid concerns across the EU regarding Hungary’s six-month presidency, given Orban’s undemocratic, authoritarian, and Russia-friendly politics.

So, what can we expect of Hungary’s presidency?

And how might the tensions between Orbán and Brussels play out?

Europe, Day by Day is Europod’s first daily podcast, in co-production with Sphera Network

The executive producer of Europe, Day by Day is Alexander Damiano Ricci.

The host of Europe, Day by Day is Emma Belmonte.

The researcher of this episode is Juli Simond.

This episode was produced and edited by Seden Anlar.

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