The Hungarian Parliament votes on Finland’s membership to NATO on March 27, but on Sweden’s membership only later.
“On behalf of the Fidesz parliamentary group, I would like to inform you that we have made our decision about supporting Finland’s accession to NATO. We will bring forward the parliamentary vote on this issue to 27 March, when we will vote unanimously in favor,” announced Máté Kocsis, leader of the governing Fidesz parliamentary group, on Facebook.
He added that the group would decide on Sweden at a later date.
Fidesz group leader Máté Kocsis (Photo: Facebook)
The politician stressed that:
we will not accept any kind of pressure from abroad, from Hungarian left-wing politicians working for foreign orders, from NGOs or from the media, regarding when, at what pace, on what issues the parliament should discuss and on what days it should vote.”
“The more pressure there is to make a decision quickly, the more careful consideration it always requires,” he warned.
A Fidesz delegation recently held talks in Stockholm and Finland after the ruling party’s parliamentary group leader announced that although the government supported the accession of the two Nordic countries, there was no consensus in the group. At a press conference in February, Chancellery Minister Gergely Gulyás said that the parliamentary group noted that Hungary had very often been criticized in Sweden and Finland, and these attacks have been “completely unfounded, dishonest, and unfair.”Moreover, he continued, the Swedish and Finnish judicial systems contain fewer elements that guarantee the rule of law than the Hungarian system.
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