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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Germany and Hungary in icy dispute over Russia

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Angela Merkel of Germany and Viktor Orban of Hungary meeting in Budapest on February 2. (Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty)

This was reportedly the first official meeting of the two heads of state, whose countries have had a chilly relationship since Orban’s widely condemned conservative government took power in 2010. But this was no moment for bridge-building: in fact, the meeting and subsequent press conference between Merkel and Orban seem to have had more to do with each country’s orientation toward Moscow than with each other.

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