Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective from outside Helsinki, Finland.
How will the Ukraine war affect the EU-China summit?
Well, obviously quite substantially, because with China not taking a clear position against what is an outright, a very clear cut case of aggression it affects not only the atmospherics of the relationship with China but also the substance. There will be a greater reluctance to go into cooperation with China on different subjects where otherwise there might have been possibilities. So that effect it will have.
What's going to happen in the Hungarian election?
Well elections for elections and that applies to Hungary as well. It's a free election, although not a fair election in terms of the resources. But Prime Minister Orbán has been trying to save himself. Said that he would keep Hungary out of the war while the opposition is, of course, fighting for Europe, fighting for Hungary to be key part of the European and the Western response to the aggression in Ukraine. We'll see what happens.