Brent Goff spoke with DW's Barbara Wesel about Hungarian leader Viktor Orban's pledged onslaught against his opponents following his landslide re-election victory on Sunday.
Despite rejecting refugees, the Czech Republic has been recruiting migrants to keep its economy running. But as companies cut corners to get foreign workers, the trend is becoming a new vehicle for populist politics.
A UN team was denied permission by the Hungarian government to visit transit zones housing migrants and asylum-seekers. The experts had been in the country on Budapest's invitation.
Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party have tested the patience of some lawmakers in the conservative European People's Party. But the two men vying to lead the bloc don't agree on how to deal with their Hungarian colleagues.
Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban and embattled former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski have long been allies. Facing extensive corruption allegations at home, Gruevski now appears set to request asylum in Budapest.
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