Hungary, in the past few years, has transformed into one of Europe’s political centers, not just in the east but also in the center-west. It seems incredible that such a small country could become so important. When Viktor Orban was elected leader of the country, Budapest assumed a truly central role in European sovereignty. All of the right-wing movement’s leaders Eurosceptics of the old continent found in Orban a leader and a point of reference, or, put simply, a fundamental ally. Such was his influence that he managed to replace the Jobbik party as the symbol of the Hungarian right-wing, whose strength we have also reported on.
The issue has now become even more important since Hungary has found itself at the center of the Balkan migrant route to Germany. Orban has chosen to take a hard line in response by closing the borders. We were there to report from the migrant route going from Bodrum to Germany, in order to understand what was taking place along the border between Serbia and Hungary. It is a protected boarder but at the same time is prone to people sneaking through, leading to numerous Hungarian protests. In response, Orban has decided to aggressively confront illegal immigration and open doors policy, challenging on one front the European Union and on the other pointing the finger at George Soros, the Hungarian tycoon who is considered the great political adversary of the Hungarian right.