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Hungarian parliament may approve Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership in March

by Daily Sabah

The Hungarian parliament could approve Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership next month, according to the agenda of next week’s legislative session.

Finland and Sweden sought membership after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year and have said they want to join “hand in hand,” but while most member states have given a green light for the applications, Türkiye and Hungary are yet to ratify them.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock last week called on the two countries to pave the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO, stating she expects all NATO members to ratify their bids to join the defense alliance “without further delay.”

News website reported Hungarian lawmakers could start debating the legislation on March 1, with a vote on ratification taking place probably the following week.

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