Hungary’s parliament will not vote next week to ratify the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, as originally planned. News portal atv.hu learned on Friday from the faction of the ruling Fidesz party that on March 31 the parliament will vote on the ratification of the accession protocols.
Hungary is the last NATO country outside of Turkey that has not yet ratified the accession of the two Nordic countries. Despite the fact that Prime Minister Viktor Orban has repeatedly spoken out in favor of approving the protocols, he has repeatedly postponed debates and voting on the documents for various reasons. He complained, among other things, that Swedish and Finnish politicians and the media had unfairly criticized Hungary for deficiencies in the rule of law and corruption.
The left and liberal opposition also want to vote for ratification. In the first week of March, the parliament finished discussing the documents. After that, the final vote was scheduled for March 21.
Source : HLN