Minister reveals source of EU weakness amid 2021’s many crises — Analysis

According to the Hungarian foreign ministry, politicization in vaccine and energy matters undermines the EU.

Brussels should put politics aside when faced with crucial issues such as vaccination uptake and energy supplies, Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT, calling for “better cooperation” with the East.

Szijjarto, speaking to RT, said Friday that the EU should collaborate with Russia, Hungary, and other countries to tackle major issues such as the Covid-19 Pandemic, economic recession, or the European energy crisis.

The minister pointed to Budapest’s “strategic decision”At the start of 2021, to include the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccination in the vaccine portfolio. “You cannot secure the life [of the people]It is impossible to guarantee the supply of energy. [just making]Political statements. You have to be rational, you have to be pragmatic,”Szijjarto said, adding that the demand for European politicians to solve important problems in a more efficient manner is growing. “practical” way.

One of the main reasons I believe the European Union exists is because it allows me to think about my own. [has been]The reason for recent weakness in the economy is because too many subjects are being politicized and over-ideologized by Brussels.

Szijjarto expressed hope that Sputnik V would be approved by the European Medicines Agency. Budapest used the Russian vaccine for its inoculation programs without obtaining a formal authorization from the EU regulator.

Five key takeaways from latest Putin-Biden call

Direct conversations between Russian President Vladimir Putin (and his American counterpart Joe Biden) were supported by the minister. Also, the US-Russian, NATO-Russia, and US-Russia talks are scheduled for January. “For us Central Europeans, it’s extremely important that the East and the West, the United States and the Russian Federation, have a direct and continuous dialogue,”He said.

In an effort to calm tensions regarding Ukraine, Putin and Biden talked via videolink on December 7, and this Thursday by telephone. Western journalists and politicians accuse Moscow of being in preparation for a possible military invasion of its south-eastern neighbor. But Russia consistently refutes these accusations.

Moscow declared earlier in the month it wants legally bound guarantees that NATO won’t move near its borders, and Ukraine wont join the Washington-led military bloc. NATO rejected the proposals but stated that it would be open to discussions about ways to reduce tensions between Russia and NATO.

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