Balázs Orbán slams Manfred Weber: "Incompetence Turns into Arrogance"

Balázs Orbán, political director for PM Orbán, criticized German leadership for economic decline, increased migration, and pushing for conflict with Russia. He declared Hungary will reject these policies in the upcoming elections, accusing Manfred Weber of arrogance.

Balázs Orbán, political director for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, expressed sharp criticism of Manfred Weber's recent comments in an interview with Der Spiegel. Posting on X.com, Balázs Orbán accused Weber and German leadership of both incompetence and arrogance, stating, "I am still shocked by how quickly German incompetence turns into German arrogance."

Orbán condemned the past five years of German leadership in Europe, asserting that it has led to economic decline, compromised public safety due to increased migration, and harmed European farmers and businesses through an aggressive green transition. He specifically highlighted the negative impact on Europe's economy and competitiveness, which he claimed has been "destroyed."

Furthermore, Orbán criticized Weber for suggesting that Europe should prepare for further conflict with Russia, portraying this stance as both dangerous and reminiscent of imperialism. He remarked, "Herr Weber, you have learned nothing and forgotten nothing," emphasizing that Hungary would not follow Germany's lead. Orbán concluded with a strong political message, anticipating a rejection of these policies in the upcoming June 9 elections, saying, "The Hungarian people will not dance to your tune."

These comments come in the context of ongoing debates about Europe's defense policies and the European Union's approach to the Ukraine conflict. Manfred Weber has been vocal about supporting a stronger European defense framework, including the possibility of a European nuclear deterrent as suggested by French President Emmanuel Macron, and the possibility of EU-wide military conscription.