Deep divisions on Russia’s war in Ukraine were evident at a meeting of 4 Central European countries

PRAGUE (AP) — Four central European countries are deeply divided the Russian war against Ukraine and how to resolve the conflict, the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said on Tuesday. The four post-communist countries form an informal grouping of members of the European Union and NATO known as the Visegrad … Read more

Hungary’s parliament set to ratify Sweden’s NATO accession

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament voted Monday to ratify Sweden’s request to join NATO, ending more than 18 months of delays that have frustrated the alliance as it tries to expand in response to the Russian war in Ukraine. The vote, which passed by 188 votes to six, was the result of months of … Read more

Sweden and Hungary move to smooth over tensions ahead of vote on Sweden’s NATO accession

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Nearly two years after Sweden formally signed up to join NATO, its membership now depends on convincing one country — Viktor Orbán’s Hungary — to abandon its bid to join to formally ratify the military alliance. The Hungarian nationalist government postponed the vote on Swedish membership for more than eighteen months, … Read more

Hungary ready to approve Sweden’s NATO accession on Monday

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A vote in Hungary’s parliament on ratifying Sweden’s bid to join NATO could take place as early as Monday, according to a senior member of the country’s ruling Fidesz party. It would end more than 18 months of delays by the Nationalist government, which have frustrated Hungary’s allies. In a letter … Read more

Hungary’s president resigns over a pardon in a child sexual abuse case

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s conservative president resigned Saturday amid public outrage over a pardon she granted to a man convicted as an accomplice in a child sex abuse case, a decision that unleashed an unprecedented political scandal for the country. long-serving nationalist government. Katalin Novák, 46, announced in a televised announcement that she would … Read more