For The Battleground I wrote something about Victor Orbán’s place in European and German politics:
„Orbán won the election after the economic 2008 economic crisis, which hit Hungary hard. He campaigned on an ‚anti-globalist‘ ticket, promising to promote re-industrialisation and reaffirm Hungarian control of its national economy.
And while many sectors of the economy are today controlled by oligarchs, many of whom are connected to Orbán personally, the biggest beneficiaries of Orbán’s nationalist course is the German car industry.
It was no coincidence that right when the new ’slave law‘ was passed, BMW announced a 1 billion euro investment in a new production plant near Debrecen. The new legislation was perfectly tailored to the needs of German carmakers.“