Fidesz is still delaying the Hungarian parliament’s vote on Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership

Fidesz is still delaying the Hungarian parliament’s vote on Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership

The majority of Hungary’s ruling party has rejected a motion by the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) that would have set Tuesday (October 4) as the date for the parliamentary vote on Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership, the author said in a Facebook post of the motion, opposition MP Bertalan Tóth.

Besides Hungary, Turkey is the only NATO member yet to ratify the two countries’ membership in the military alliance, Telex reported.

The government submitted Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO membership applications to parliament in July, but parliament speaker László Kövér has not yet put them on the agenda.

Parliament’s press service previously told Telex that the vote on the two countries’ NATO membership was on the parliamentary agenda in the autumn, but did not say when exactly it would take place.

All member states approved Sweden and Finland’s NATO accession at the Defense Alliance Summit in Madrid in June, but allies must ratify membership in their national parliaments.

Reference: www.euractiv.fr

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