Brussels after Biden – election in Hungary – head of the World Food Program – POLITICO

We recap Joe Biden’s visit to Brussels for a series of summits focused on the war in Ukraine and bring you an update on this weekend’s Hungarian elections. World Food Program chief David Beasley joins us to discuss the global food crisis.

POLITICO’s Andrew Gray, Matthew Karnitschnig and Lili Bayer take stock of the meetings of the heads of state and government of the G7, NATO and the European Union last week, which the US President attended. The team discusses whether it is realistic for Europe to gain military autonomy anytime soon and asks how much substance there is to the symbolism at the summits.

Reporting from Budapest, Lili explains what’s at stake in Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is running for another term. We hear from leading opposition candidate Péter Márki-Zay, Orbán’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyás and MEPs Klára Dobrev and Anna Donáth on the impact of the war in Ukraine on the election campaign. The opposition candidates also explain why they do not compete as equals when it comes to challenging Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party.

Then we hear from the Executive Director of the World Food Program, David Beasley. He spoke to POLITICO’s Eddy Wax about the growing world food crisis – exacerbated by the war in Ukraine – and the consequences the European Union could face if its leaders don’t spend more to deal with rising food costs. Brussels after Biden – election in Hungary – head of the World Food Program – POLITICO

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