Prime Minister Viktor Orbán responded on Twitter to his Finnish counterpart Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who recently expressed concern that Hungary is trying to obtain withheld EU funds by delaying the ratification of Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO accession.
“Hungary has never linked and will never link any other issue to the matter of EU funds,” Viktor Orbán stressed, adding that this is also true for the NATO accession of Finland, among other issues. “The Hungarian government supports it, and the National Assembly will put its ratification on the agenda as soon as the 2023 session begins,” he wrote.
Previously, the government has come under international criticism for not yet having approved the membership. The Hungarian government’s position is that priority in parliament should be given to laws that help secure an agreement with the European Commission on EU funds.
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