Saturday, 14 October 2017

An Austro-Hungarian partnership, to counterbalance Germany and France?

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A victory in the Austrian general election for the People’s Party seems likely after the discovery of the dirty tricks of their opponents. They have tacked a long way to the right on immigration issues recently and will probably form a coalition with the Freedom Party, which will mean Vienna looking to Budapest not Brussels.

Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the Freedom Party, has said that he wants Austria to join the Visegrád Group that includes the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The Eurosceptic billionaire Andrej Babiš's AnoParty is expected to win the

Czech election in less than two weeks. Slovakia's left of centre Prime Minister, Robert Fico, has said
'I feel that we in the EU are now committing ritual suicide and we're just looking on'
and
'I’m sorry, Islam has no place in Slovakia. It is the duty of politicians to talk about these things very clearly and openly. I do not wish there were tens of thousands of Muslims.'

3 comments:

  1. "An Austro-Hungarian partnership, to counterbalance Germany and France?"
    this reads like kind a "A Cornwall-Ulster partnership, to counterbalance England and France ?"

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  2. Austria Hungary once preserved the balance of power in Europe.

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  3. and meanwhile Austria discovering the delices of being a prosperous tiny thing, free from continental ambitions, only caring to take the umbrella when it rains in Berlin

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