“Hello, Dictator!”

Upon watching this video footage from the EU’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga one has all reasons to wonder whether a meeting of Heads of States and Governments is the appropriate place for Jean-Claude Juncker.

Apparently his way of greeting Hungary’s Viktor Orban is an attempt to be witty, but the Commission President rather looks like someone who hasn’t got all his five senses together. Suppose he were to greet a real dictator in that way, how would that kind of behaviour be helping the cause of democracy?

As concerns Mr. Orban: like him or not, he won two consecutive two-third majorities in democratic elections, which is provides him with rather more democratic legitimacy than Mr. Juncker has… so, who is the dictator???