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BUDAPEST, March 27 (Reuters) – Hungary’s parliament voted on Monday after Finland’s application was ratified by all 30 members of the alliance. NATOwhich allows to become a member of law approved the draft and it judge It ended the months-long tension of the Fidesz party over this issue.

Finland and Sweden transatlantic in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year military they wanted to join the alliance. But this process Turkey and kept by Hungary.

Although Finland’s proposal has now been approved, Sweden law the draft is still closed in the Hungarian parliament.

of Finland NATOabout entering law The draft was passed by 182 votes to 6 after Fidesz announced last week that it would support the proposal.

Turkey the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week Turkey said that the parliament will start ratifying Finland’s membership. However, he did not accept Sweden’s offer either.

NATOGeneral Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said that he called on Turkey and Hungary to ratify both applications.

A vote in Budapest on Sweden’s proposal has not yet been scheduled.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s head political an aide said on Twitter on Sunday that the government supported Sweden’s NATO membership and “now it’s up to parliament to decide.”

“Some MPs are concerned that Swedish government officials are making a habit of constantly questioning the state of Hungarian democracy, thereby insulting our voters, MPs and the country as a whole,” tweeted Balazs Orban, who is not related to the prime minister.

Fidesz MPs usually act in line with Orbán’s government’s policies as it tightens control over the party.

Hungary is currently facing a freeze on vital EU funding due to concerns about corruption and the government’s erosion of democratic rights. Europe He is negotiating with the Commission. Orban denies the accusations.

Reporting by Krisztina Than; Edited by Edmund Blair

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2023-03-28 03:12:50
Source – reuters

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