This shows just how little sovereignty means these days.
It’s why I keep insisting that we are living in a post-Enlightenment age. The ruling elites reject the civil societies that they pretend to uphold, it’s our way or else, each and every time the people push back.
With Romania in the Schengen Zone, Hungary will be unable BY LAW to deny entry to anyone who wants to cross the border from a fellow Schengen state. The fence will be irrelevant.
In this manner the EU will be backing Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán into a corner. If Orbán refuses to obey, the European Commission can haul him before the European Court of Justice, which will probably rule against him. At that point, he will either have to cave, or Hungary will have to leave the EU.
So that’s the game that’s afoot. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: