Distinguished Gentlemen – The Fónagy-Podolák axis: national interests in energy policy
There was a field in the last governmental term where outstanding cooperation could be observed on several occasions between the governing party and the largest opposition power. The Fidesz and the MSZP passed bills that can determine the Hungarian energy market for years, or even decades, unanimously and without debate – sometimes even in opposition of the government. Probably nothing worked so smoothly in national politics in the past four years than the Fónagy-Podolák axis coordinating such teamwork. This story outlines an energy policy “independent from political parties”, and the new government is probably not willing (or able) to change its logic.