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Europe’s Rebels in the East Stick Together

In an exclusive interview in Prague, the Czech prime minister compares Hungary’s Viktor Orban to Angela Merkel.

As the European Union changes leadership this year, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis leaves little doubt where his loyalties lie.

Hungary’s Viktor Orban and Polish premier Mateusz Morawiecki, whose governments are both in prolonged disputes with Brussels over their control of democratic institutions, are his “allies,” the billionaire businessman said in an interview on Monday. They share a staunch refusal to take in Muslim refugees and see eye to eye on the European budget and climate policies, he said.