The Hungarian Parliament could vote on the last possible day on the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO. Earlier, foreign minister Péter Szijjártó said that they could not vote on it because of Brussels, because they did not have the time.
On 7 December, the Hungarian Parliament may vote on the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, Szabad Európa reports. The paper says the statement was made at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Madrid.
MSZP MEP Tamás Harangozó was surprised to hear the head of the Belgian delegation say in his speech that his Hungarian friends had informed him that they could vote on ratification on 7 December. The date has also been confirmed to the Hungarian politician by the government MPs.
The last sitting of the Parliament this year will be on 5-6-7 December. This means that they have pushed it to the last possible day to decide on the issue.
Finland and Sweden are waiting for ratification of their NATO membership applications. By 16 October, 28 of the 30 NATO member states had already completed the formal procedure, supporting the admission of Finland and Sweden to the military alliance, hvg.hu writes.
However, two Member States have not yet ratified the agreement. One is Turkey, the other Hungary. Earlier, Péter Szijjártó said that the Parliament is discussing the draft legislation submitted at Brussels’ request at such a fast pace that it does not have time to deal with the question.
Source: Szabad Európa, hvg.hu