NATO to fly Sweden’s flag on Monday – POLITICO

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Foreign Minister Tobias Billström travel to Washington today. Sweden’s accession documentation will be officially filed with the US Department of State, formally ending the process. Sweden cleared the final hurdle to becoming the country’s 32nd ally last week, after Hungary – the last remnant among member states – held … Read more

Hungary opposes Mark Rutte’s bid to run NATO – POLITICO

“We certainly cannot support the election of someone to the post of NATO Secretary General who previously wanted to bring Hungary to its knees,” Szijjártó said. In 2021, Rutte denounced the new anti-LGBT legislation introduced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor. Orbán said the country “no longer has any business in the European Union.” “The long-term … Read more

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

Hungary’s Orbán backs Sweden’s NATO bid

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said Friday he backed a bid by Sweden to join NATO, ending months of tensions over whether his country would approve the Nordic nation into the Western security alliance. Orbán said on Friday after meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in Budapest that the Hungarian parliament would meet on … Read more

Hungary’s Orbán gives his nod to Sweden’s NATO bid – POLITICO

“Given the indications of the Hungarian government, I would not approve further cooperation with Hungary in the field of military equipment,” he said. ‘Very childish’ Bringing the Swedish prime minister to Budapest was likely a boost for Orbán, said Márton Tompos, a Hungarian lawmaker from the opposition Momentum Movement. “We shouldn’t underestimate the ego part,” … 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 President Katalin Novak Resigns Over Pardon To Man Convicted In Sex Abuse Case

Katalin Novak became the first woman to serve in the primarily ceremonial role of president. Budapest: Hungarian President Katalin Novak, a close ally of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, announced her resignation on Saturday following outrage over a pardon granted to a man involved in a child sex abuse case. Shortly afterwards, another Orban supporter, former … 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