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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE TALK ABOUT #GERMANY
This thread (pic) gained a lot of traction

But gives a misleading impression (to put it mildly)

Rooted in an outdated view of German identity

That excuses inaction on #Ukraine & makes much needed 🇩🇪change much less likely.
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The thread starts from the premise that the main driver of 🇩🇪 policy is a demilitarised, non-aggressive identity that seeks to be a 'force for good'. It understands this as forged in reaction to the Nazi period (seen as a key lens through which #Germany is perceived abroad). 2/
Now, I'm very sympathetic to the idea that national identity matters in (foreign) policy - & that national identity is shaped inter-nationally. In fact I have an academic article about to be published on just that ... focusing on ... #Germany.
Which discusses at length ...
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Thread: Rechtsextremes Vernetzungstreffen von #Rassisten aus der ganzen Welt in #Ungarn bei der #CPACHungary2022 (Conservative Political Action Conference). Wir richten einen kritischen Blick auf die Veranstaltung, die erstmals in #Europa stattfand. #CPAC #CPACHungary 1/x CPAC Hungary 2022
In äAmerika werden die Veranstaltungen der #CPAC überwiegend von US-RepublikanerInnen #GOP, #Trump-UnterstützerInnen, christlich Fundamentalisten und #Rassisten besucht. 2/x
#Orban, der Hauptredner der Veranstaltung, stellte seinen 12 Punkte Plan bei seiner Eröffnungsrede vor: „Hungary first, America first“, so der Slogan des nationalistischen ungarischen Ministerpräsidenten. 3/x
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CCTV FOLLIES: May 22

The tragic USA "Baby Formula Shortage" proceeds apace...

A surprise introduction to the global news, but CCTV manages to tie it into the "Ukraine Situation" with editorializing that alternates between deft and daft. Image
CCTV snags three unidentified American "parent" interviews:

1) "Pretty scary to realize you might not be able to feed your baby."

2) "I say honey, we gotta go find this formula!"

3) "Baby doesn’t understand shortages." :-( ImageImageImage
CCTV then provides some dramatic footage from the baby formula lane in a big supermarket. Image
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🧵 1/ La debacle #UE sulla questione sanzioni al petrolio russo dimostra l'incapacità strategica dell'attuale leadership europea e quanto l'ideologia fine a sé stessa porti a risultati disastrosi, come purtroppo stiamo vedendo troppo spesso a #Bruxelles (vedasi #GreenDeal)
2/ Molti commentatori politici hanno dimostrato ancora una volta, riguardo all'atteggiamento di #Orban in consiglio, di non comprendere alcune dinamiche fondamentali per capire la politica europea. Prima si sono scagliati contro #Orban burattino di #Putin;
3/ Poi si sono accorti con ritardo che l'opposizione di #Orban era principalmente una questione di interesse nazionale per evitare effetti nocivi sull'economia del proprio Paese, un atteggiamento comune in #UE che solo alcuni in Italia deplorano;
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..."Der ehemalige Präsident Donald Trump hat am Montag bei einer Auslandswahl eine ungewöhnliche Unterstützung abgegeben und seine "vollständige Unterstützung" für den ungarischen Premierminister Viktor Orban angeboten, einen rechtspopulistischen Führer, der beschuldigt wird,
die Demokratie des Landes zu untergraben und sich während mehr als einem Jahrzehnt an der Macht in Richtung Autokratie zu bewegen.

Sechs Oppositionsparteien haben sich um den ungarischen Oppositionsführer Peter Marki-Zay zusammengeschlossen, um Orban,
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We are attending @ComeniusUni's debate on EU-Russia relations in the wake of #WarinUkraine 👉 we'll enjoy interventions from TEPSA Chairperson Lucia Mokrá, @_PaulSchmidt (@oegfe), and Aliaksei Kazharski

We'll also be highlighting the best bits here on Twitter, as always

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This event takes place in the framework of our upcoming book "Russia and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals", published by @SpringerNature and edited by @MichaelKaeding (@unidue), @JohannesPollak (@WebsterVienna), and @_PaulSchmidt (@oegfe)

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.@_PaulSchmidt introduces the book, describing it as a "journey through the political diversity of Europe [...] you will find out that geography, history, politics, economics, all have a role in defining a country's relations to #Russia"

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Long THREAD on the potential #Hungarian #veto of the #SixthSanctionPackage @gmfus
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As I highlighted in this previous piece of mine, it is not a surprise that #Orbán is tying the question of #RussiaSanctions to the #RuleOfLaw conditionality regulation ...
tol.org/client/article…
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and the suspended #RecoveryFunds.
#Orbán just repeats his strategy he pursued with success in case of the 2020 EU budget blockade.
He is aware of the fact that due to his rampage in EU politics he has lost nearly all of his persuasive and negotiation power,
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hence he has to operate with coercion. This is not the first time #Hungary is taking EU decision making as hostage, and not even the last one if #Orbán once again is allowed to succeed with his #blackmailing.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 72) - Una jornada más, comienza aquí nuestro #hilo 🧵 diario sobre la #GuerraRusiaUcrania.

🟥 Ayúdanos compartiendo 🙏

🟥 #RETWEEETME
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 72) - #IMPORTANTE - Sigue sin haber nada consistente que haga pensar en el hundimiento de la fragata rusa "Almirante #Makarov" (Proyecto 11356).

🟥 Ayer funcionarios de #EEUU reconocieron haber proporcionado datos cruciales para hundir el #Moskva.
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 72) - En #Severodonetsk, las autoridades regionales afirman que las tropas rusas habrían avanzado desde #Rubizhne (#Mezhove) hasta combatir en las calles de #Vojevodivka (#Voedovka). No está todavía confirmado que sea más que una avanzadilla.
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Update #Ukraine .
Im Überblick:
- massive Raketenangriffe auf ukr. Eisenbahninfrastruktur;
- verbaler Schlagabtausch zwischen Kiew und Budapest;
- #Belarus startet unangekündigte Manöver;
- Truppenbewegungen in #Finland ;
- wilde Gerüchte um den 9. Mai.
Neuer Thread 👇
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Russische Truppen haben in den letzten Tagen eine Reihe schwerer Raketenangriffe auf die ukrainische Eisenbahninfrastruktur quer durchs Land ausgeführt, darunter Unter- und Umspannwerke, Brücken, Eisenbahnknotenpunkte.
Moskau versucht, das ukr. Eisenbahnnetz lahmzulegen.
(2/24)
Die Angriffe kommen nicht wirklich überraschend.
Nachdem der Westen mit den massiven Lieferungen von schweren Waffen an ukrainische Truppen begonnen hatte, die eben hauptsächlich über das Schienennetz erfolgen, wurde mit russ. Angriffen auf diese Infrastruktur gerechnet.
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 69) - Un día más, damos comienzo al #hilo 🧵 diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania.

🟥 Atentos, pues la jornada se presenta interesante.

🟥 #RETWEEETME 🙏 Image
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 69) - La ministra de Relaciones Exteriores de #Estonia 🇪🇪, Eva-Maria Liimets, ha afirmado en rueda de prensa que que no hay veto de Jerusalén a la entrega a Ucrania de armas israelíes, como los misiles Spike SR...

➡️ Fuente: acortar.link/CjL7yB Image
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 69) - El viceprimer ministro de Ucrania, @FedorovMykhailo, ha afirmado en #Twitter que #Starlink permite a unos 150.000 ucranianos mantenerse conectados a #Internet, lo que supone un apoyo crucial al país (también militar).

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🇪🇺energy ministers holding an emergency meeting today to discuss how to respond to Russia shutting off the gas taps to #Poland & #Bulgaria - and clarify whether paying for gas in rubles would violate the EU's #RussiaSanctions.

They'll also try to find agreement on a #OilEmbargo.
What we know for sure is any 🇪🇺 embargo on #RussianOil won't begin immediately. It would probably be phased out by end of the year.

In order to avoid an #Orban veto, #Hungary may have to be granted exemptions. #Italy & #Greece also need more convincing. But #Germany is on board.
Today's emergency meeting starts 3pm. If 🇪🇺 agrees oil embargo it will send shock waves through the world economy, analysts predicting it will lead to even higher inflation. There are fears of resulting social unrest.

#Brussels & #Washington in talks on how to cushion the blow.
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#CPAC is holding their convention in Hungry. With authorization #Orban as speaker. The Republicans have lost all conservative values - They are in for Power over country. It is unprecedented that an American Republican convention will not be held on American soil.
#BlueVoices
RePort the real news @ABC
@GOP is a #Fascist cult
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Concluso l'incontro tra #Salvini e #Orban a #Roma.
Il leader della #Lega, fanno sapere fonti del Carroccio, si è complimentato con il Primo Ministro ungherese per il recente successo elettorale e soprattutto per le parole di Papa Francesco che "ha lodato Budapest per l’impegno1/4
nell’accoglienza dei profughi ucraini". Salvini ha poi sottolineato "l’apprezzamento del proprio partito per la saggezza del Papa, in particolare a proposito dell’invasione dell’Ucraina per sollecitare lo stop al conflitto". Le stesse fonti informano che Salvini ha ricordato 2/4
ad #Orban che a breve in Italia ci saranno le elezioni amministrative e, tra un anno, le Politiche: “Sono convinto che il centrodestra vincerà”, ha detto il leghista.
#Salvini ha poi evidenziato la "totale sintonia con Orbán per quanto riguarda il contrasto all’immigrazione 3/4
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The 1st and only debate between President #EmmanuelMacron and far-right challenger #MarineLePen in the #presidentielles2022 campaign is about to start.

Watch it live, in English, here:
#LePen had a disastrous performance in her debate with #Macron in 2017. She needs to hit it out of the park tonight to change the momentum now.

There was a brief moment at the 1st round where the gap between them was narrowing, but since then the momentum has been with Macron. Image
#LePen has drawn the right to speak first.

"I will be the president of justice," she says. "Brotherhood is what bonds the French people together. We need to rally around a collective platform" Image
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Obiecana nitka (poniekąd #pancernanitka) o tym, co IMO powinien zrobić #Scholz w sprawie #Ukraina dla dobra 🇺🇦🇪🇺🇵🇱, ale też... 🇩🇪. Bo wydaje się, że na jego i #SPD stanowisku #Niemcy tylko tracą (i mogą stracić jeszcze więcej). Pokrótce sobie omówimy kwestię GER pomocy dla UA 1/X
🇩🇪 udzieliły pewnej pomocy 🇺🇦 w odróżnieniu od np 🇭🇺 (#Orban jednoznacznie stanął za #Putin). Czy to duża pomoc? No nie, najprawdopodobniej bezwzględnie mniejsza od 🇵🇱🇨🇿, a proporcjonalnie to też od np 🇱🇹. Słabo to wygląda jak na 1 potęgę ekonomiczną i 3 militarną Europy 2/X
Z samą pomocą też było masę pożałowania godnego ambarasu. W skrócie:
Szerzej sprawę opisałem w "Wojsko i Technika" 3/22, a na bieżąco uzupełniam na @ZBiAM_news . Nie ma sensu tu omawiać historii: jest za mało, dziwnie i źle, co budzi kontrowersje. 3/X
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It’s really feeling like the 🇩🇪🇦🇹 position against an 🇪🇺ban on #RussianOil is no longer tenable, and they know it.

Feeling in Brussels right now is: these two demanded drastic sacrifice in 🇵🇹🇮🇪🇬🇷🇪🇸 after mistakes were made there. 🇩🇪🇦🇹 must make sacrifices now for greater good.
The counter-argument is that the negative economic effects of an oil embargo wouldn’t just effect 🇩🇪🇦🇹, they would effect all of 🇪🇺 by destabilising the economy and causing energy prices to surge.

But you can understand why 🇵🇹🇮🇪🇬🇷🇪🇸 are sceptical of such contagion arguments.
Even if 🇩🇪🇦🇹 agree a #RussianOil ban (which would necessarily need to have a long phase-in) the remaining question is 🇭🇺.

#Orban still says he’ll veto any ban on 🇷🇺 oil or gas. Would he risk destroying his alliance with 🇵🇱 for that? Would 🇩🇪🇦🇹 be happy to hide behind his veto?
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Sono le 22:51 di domenica: ormai è chiaro che #Orban ha vinto le elezioni in #Ungheria. #Salvini sceglie così di uscire sui social con una foto che lo ritrae sorridente insieme a lui.
Anticipa tutti: "Bravo Viktor!", "Forza Viktor", scrive. Passano 7 minuti e su Whatsapp (segue)
la comunicazione della #Lega corrobora l'impressione che #Salvini abbia tutta l'intenzione di intestarsi la vittoria di #Orban.
Alle 22:58 sulle chat dei giornalisti arriva questo messaggio: è la conferma dell'esaltazione del Capitano, deciso ad incassare (segue)
il dividendo della vittoria di #Orban per sfruttarlo nel derby della destra 🇮🇹 con Giorgia #Meloni, costretta invece a ripiegare, nel tentativo di mettere a sua volta il cappello sulle elezioni d'#Ungheria, limitandosi ad ironizzare (solo oggi) su Enrico #Letta. (segue, ultimo)
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 40) – Comenzamos nuestro #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania con este vídeo, grabado en la localidad de Buryn, en la óblast de #Sumy.

🟥 Según el gobernador regional, los rusos ya se habrían retirado completamente esta óblast.

🙏 Comparte🙏
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 40) – Imagen por satélite de #Bucha. Según algunas fuentes, los rusos habrían construido junto a esta iglesia una fosa común de unos 15 metros de longitud en la que habría cientos de cadáveres.

➡️ Geolocalización: acortar.link/1Dejfw
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania (día 40) – Protestas en Kakhova, en la óblast de Jersón, al sur de Ucrania.
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Viktor #Orban und seine #Fidesz-Partei haben in den gestrigen Parlamentswahlen einen „Sieg“ davongetragen. @markizaypeter & die vereinte Opposition @DobrevKlara haben alles gegeben - am Ende konnten sie gegen den geballten Machtmissbrauch Orbans nicht gewinnen. Ein Thread🧵
Diese #Wahlen waren - wie schon beim letzten Mal von der OSZE bemängelt - „frei, aber nicht fair“. #Orban hat seine Macht so umfassend wie noch nie missbraucht. Nur so konnte er die zum ersten Mal gemeinsam antretende Opposition „besiegen“.

dw.com/de/ungarn-ein-…
#Orban hat schon lange vor diesem Tag Vorsorge getroffen & das Wahlrecht zu seinen Gunsten verändert. Neuer Zuschnitt der Wahlkreise, Briefwahl nur für pro-Fidesz WählerInnen, Direktmandate mit relativer Mehrheit, beliebiges Ummelden, Extrasitze etc.
 
dw.com/de/ungarn-mach…
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NEW: Putin ally, autocrat Viktor Orban just declared victory in #hungaryelections.

The news is surely being welcomed in Moscow.

Dark times for Hungary & Europe.

By @robpicheta & @balintbardi
cnn.com/2022/04/03/eur…
2/ Orban's victory speech had a list of"opponents."

Including Zelensky.

Awful.
3/ #Orban pulled out all the stops to win.

Gerrymandering, legalizing a type of voter fraud...

Even using Hungary's COVID response to push propaganda & lies about his opponents.

By Matt Apuzzo & @b_novak
nytimes.com/2022/03/31/wor…
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#Hungary’s Orban - with his anti-Western, ultra-conservative, anti-LGBTQ worldview - made no secret of his closeness to Putin

Indeed, Russia is one of his role models

But following the #Ukraine️ invasion, will this be his undoing in today’s elections?
cnn.com/2022/04/02/eur…
“We don't want #Hungary to be a diverse country. We want to be how we were 1,100 years ago”

#Orban said this in 2019, harking back with nostalgia to that golden era...known as the Dark Ages!

Like other populists, stoking culture war has been a key tactic
In 2017, Bannon invited Farage to help to create a global network of ‘populist nationalists’

He mentions Modi, Orban, Sisi, & Duterte but Trump, Bolsanaro, & @BorisJohnson were no doubt in his mind

Could an #Orban defeat mark the start of the fight back?
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1/. Tomorrow, voters in #Hungary will go to the polls

#Orban, who installed what he calls “illiberal democracy” is running for his fifth term

He controls public television

His allies dominate private media

Voters are inundated with pro-Orban coverage
google.co.uk/amp/s/www.nyti…
2/. Ahead of the European elections, virtually all Hungary's newspapers ran the same front page Orban interview

Research found that 77% of political & public affairs media is financed by sources decided by ruling Fidesz party

These tactics are part of the authoritarian playbook Image
3/. Fascism experts like @TimothyDSnyder, believe politicians around the world are reviving century-old fascist tactics

They use populist rhetoric to stir-up divisions & harness the power of tech, big data & social media to win power & reshape narratives.
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🇭🇺THREAD / 14🧵
Let me show you why the #opposition's defeatism is highly deceptive ahead of #Hungary's parliamentary elections coming up this Sunday. #1
This is based on polls, which have been recording a growing #Fidesz advantage over the campaign period. However, accurate polling is tricky to manage in Hungary.
-It's an illiberal system, so ppl might be reluctant to talk
-Pollsters often underfunded or politically motivated #2
So let's take an example of polling from #Budapest, 2019, when the united opposition's @bpkaracsonyg defeated the Fidesz candidate by 6% points.
Századvég and Nézőpont are the two big pro-Fidesz pollsters in Hungary. This was their final estimate ahead of the mayoral election #3
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Nel durissimo intervento di questa notte al Consiglio Europeo, #Zelensky ha citato uno ad uno i 27 Paesi UE. Non c'erano i voti in pagella, ma è come se il presidente ucraino avesse dato il suo giudizio in rapporto al sostegno fornito dai vari Stati all'#Ucraina. L'Italia (segue)
ha avuto finalmente prova di cosa significhi essere guidata da un leader come Mario #Draghi. Se #Zelensky, rivolgendosi a #Macron, ha usato il tempo futuro per dirsi certo che "la #Francia sarà con noi", se ha bacchettato apertamente la #Germania, verso l'Italia ha invece (segue)
pronunciato un netto "#Italia, grazie per il tuo supporto!". Sono parole di cui andare fieri, perché non erano scontate, vista la nostra forte dipendenza da Mosca. Nessuno, però, poteva attendersi parole tanto dure nei confronti dell'#Ungheria di Viktor #Orbán. (segue)
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