Sunday, May 22

Hungarexit is not the way



Most of the presidents of the European Union begin to think that the club would be better off without Hungary. After Brexit, the Hungarexit. But not only is it a bad idea for European integration, it is unworkable. The government of Viktor Orban has shown more than enough signs of its rejection of European values, by acting against essential principles of democracy such as the separation of powers, freedom of expression, freedom of education and, now, the non-discrimination of people because of their sexual orientation. But the Orban cocktail of nationalism and populism works very well at the polls, in an EU beset by crises since 2008 and often too technocratic in its forms.