| 1 October 2023, Sunday |

Hungary parliament speaker flags possible further delay in Swedish NATO ratification

The parliament speaker of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party stated on Sunday during an interview with local television HirTV that it is “not certain” whether Hungary needs to grant approval for the ratification of Sweden’s NATO accession. This statement suggests a potential additional delay in the ratification process.
Hungary’s ratification process has been stranded in parliament since July 2022, with Budapest airing concerns about Sweden’s NATO membership over Swedish politicians’ criticism of Hungary’s democratic backsliding. Turkiye and Hungary have not yet ratified Sweden’s bid to join NATO.

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