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Viktor Orbán is skeptical about the German coalition government

Berlin - Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has expressed skepticism about the policies of the new federal government. "The new left-liberal government is striving away from Kohl's Europe of the Fatherlands and towards a migration and gender-friendly, German-influenced, centralized policy from Brussels. Here we are no longer side and side," wrote the conservative politician in a guest article for the Bild newspaper on Wednesday.

Germany and Hungary have a closer and more emotional relationship than other countries. The two peoples would never have waged war with each other in a thousand years. "It was the Hungarians who knocked the first stone out of the Berlin Wall and thus laid the foundation for a free Europe in 1989," recalled the head of state.

"With the migration crisis in 2015 our unity broke"
Even under Helmut Kohl (CDU), the relationship between the two nations was very harmonious. Orbán praised the Chancellor, "who was always the fatherly, reliable friend and loyal patron of the Central European peoples". The cooperation with Angela Merkel (CDU) was initially very successful. For example during the financial crisis in 2008.

However, the agreement between Hungary and Germany failed because of the refugee issue. "Our unity broke with the migration crisis in 2015." This was a serious challenge. "It became the Rubicon because it emphasized our different philosophical, political and emotional understandings of a nation and of the freedom and role of Germany," Orbán stated. It still remains to be seen whether these differences can be bridged with the new federal government.

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