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Hungary politician flags potential delay for Sweden’s NATO bid

Flags fly exterior NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Reuters

The parliament speaker advised native tv late Sunday that Hungary is not sure if it has to just accept Sweden’s NATO membership software, probably delaying the method additional.

Hungary’s approval has been caught in parliament since July 2022, on account of Swedish MPs’ opposition to Hungary’s democratic backsliding.

“It is not sure we need to approve this bid,” parliament speaker Laszlo Kover, a senior lawmaker of the ruling Fidesz occasion, advised HirTV, referring to Sweden.

His feedback comply with a letter Hungary’s overseas minister wrote to his Swedish counterpart final week by which he once more raised issues over what he referred to as “biased and unfair” accusations by some Swedish politicians towards the Hungarian authorities.

Sweden utilized for NATO membership final 12 months in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and most alliance members shortly ratified its bid.

Turkey and Hungary, nonetheless, have but to ratify Sweden’s bid, and each international locations have mentioned they intently coordinating their stance on the matter.

Hungary’s parliament will reconvene later this month, however it’s not clear but whether or not a debate and vote on the Swedish ratification might be on the agenda.



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