Meanwhile, the parliamentary group of the ruling Fidesz and Christian Democrat parties have asked the speaker of Hungarian parliament to send a delegation to Sweden and Finland for coordination talks regarding the NATO membership of the two countries, Fidesz group leader Máté Kocsis said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán asked the ruling lawmakers to back Sweden and Finland’s membership of the alliance, though opinions on the matter were divided at their meeting Balatonfüred, in western Hungary, Kocsis told a press conference.
“A serious debate developed, with several lawmakers making a point that politicians of Sweden and Finland had crudely and baselessly offended Hungary … over the past few years, and they are now asking a favour,” he said. Kocsis said the move would fall into the course of normal parliamentary proceedings and it would not entail an extension of these. No postponement of the decision by parliament is expected, he added. According to napi.hu, the Hungarian parliament will decide in the matter on 1 March, the third day of the spring season starting next Monday.
Source: MTI, napi.hu
Asking a favor?
Finland and Sweden are not asking for favors. They are asking Hungary to recognize that Finland and Sweden are important assets to NATO and their membership will strengthten NATO’s capabilities. Hungary is using NATO to try and silence criticism of Hungarian authoritarian politics from the Nordic countries and it is pathetic and obvious.
NATO should get disbanded in Europe and Europe should come up with its own Military. It out populates the US already….
Concur with comments of Ostanus.
It gravely disappoints me, the strong under tone of ignorance and naivety, that millions of Hungarians continue to adapt, live there lives – there beliefs of the way forward – the future of Hungary.
Hungary – this place, we have been bought to, by Victor Orban and his Government, we are on a “Turbo” charged Highway to Hell.
Ruination – harsh word usage, but this place, we are as a country disassembled – torn apart, by this Orban Government, gives growing mounting factual evidence – that our place is one of a Cataclysmic Disintegration.
Taking just our relationship with the European Union – Stuffed.
Take our relationship with NATO – Stuffed.
Take our relationship with the United Stats of America – Stuffed.
Take our relationship with ALL other country’s that are DEMOCRACY’S – Stuffed.
Hungary – through the Victor Orban – creeds and dogma – pressing constantly on, to change revert back to a country ruled by a dictator and under Communism, we RIGHTFULLY have been ABANDONED.
The NEED to comment broadly on the Economic and Financial current and Future position of Hungary, is best written, that its also – Stuffed.
Hungary – by Orban & his Government – have total OWNERSHIP – to this UGLY place we are living to-day in Hungary – a proud & historic country that has just been near obliviated in the core of our being.
Hungarians STILL in our day to day lives, continue to behave like LEMMINGS, in silence – following the Pied Piper – Victor Orban, believing WRONGFULLY, that this self acclaimed “Demi” God, is going to wave his – No Longer Magical wand, and reverse the Nadir – still descending Black Hole place – we in Hungary are capitulating into.
Education – in SHAMBLES.
How could any person say – Orden in the 13 years he has been in Office – he his Government have INVESTED into Education?
Peanuts have been made available, and Educators used and abused, facilities, tools, conditions of the “Places of Learning” – muchly still reminiscent of the 19th century.
Public Services – Hospitals all componentry that come under Public Medical Services – that NEED constant Government Investment, in Hungary – passed over AGAIN by the Orban Government, that resembles overall environments of the 19th century.
Are we pushing HARD against the DOOR, that it could be said we from a total internal country perspective in the phase of a total Infrastructure collapse?
My opinion: YES.
That is, if Iam correct – SCARY.
What is going to AGAIN bring about Stability in Hungary?
What is going to bring about Stabilization of our Economy?
What is the FUTURE for the young, teenagers, those say to a “mean” age of 35 – what in Hungary, what can Orban and his Government – provide us?
Answer : hinging on Nothing, but that should not deter us PERSONALLY as Hungarians – to go out there, and create our own OPPORTUNITIES most likely outside of the boarders of Hungary, where possible DREAMS have a greater chance of realization, than if we remain in Hungary.
Hungary – we edge closer to control and governance from the Kremlin, and deeper into our relationship dependence on China.
It “Pukes” me, when I listen via You tube, from Hero’s Square August of 1989 – Victor Orban – mouthing off, his DREAMS the future way for Hungary after the DARKENED suppressed years from 1945-1989 we had to live and endure in Hungary, being ruled and governed by Russia, under COMMUNISM.
Orban – the way of the FUTURE is as a DENOCRACY – he stands at the podium, in 1989 talking then to the crowd in Hero’s Square, going out being broadcast the width & breath of Hungary – freedom, open voting system, no government intervention under strictness of the “contracts” – the bible word followed and practiced of DEMOCRACY.
Hungarians – what has he – Victor Orban delivered to us Hungary in 2023?
What – that the Rich are getting Richer and the POOR in there Millions in Hungary are getting POORER?
The EXPLOSION of cost of living, essential services – then Inflation, the massive devaluation of the Forint, its ugly and ghastly – soul destroying in fact, what Orban has GIVEN us.
1989 – August listen Hero’s Square the TALK of Victor Orban and what FACTUALLY he and it will be his “Stained & Scarred” Legacy to Hungary, that history as we known Never Lies – Orbans legacy will be a Hideous read.
Hungary – we have been betrayed, used and abused, infested through un-truthful propaganda, the ever presence of the “veiling” of truth & facts – leaving us as a country – STUFFED.
Reading about the behaviour of these grown men, responsible for the running of Hungary is illuminating, they are behaving like little children. They called us names, we don’t want to play with them. Please someone tell them to grow up and open their eyes, people want to live in peace, and NATO is trying to achieve this.
Is anybody still coming to this forum with all the negative Orban comments? It used to be a site where many different people came to give their opinion, and not try to indoctrinate their sorrowful views.
I respect Orban for recommending all parliament members to immediately vote in favor of the acceptance of Finland and Sweden into NATO. “Saying it back” what is your opinion about Orban in this specific matter?