Erdogan and Orban block Sweden’s accession to NATO | EUROtoday

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GIt was simply two months in the past that Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó made a promise. The ratification of Sweden’s accession to NATO is now only a “technical question,” assured Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s acolyte in July.

Friederike Böge

Political correspondent for Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan primarily based in Ankara.

A particular session of Parliament in Budapest, which technically wouldn’t have been an issue, was not referred to as, however reference was made to the autumn session of the National Assembly. It begins subsequent week. The vote on NATO growth is lacking from the agenda.

For greater than a yr, Hungary has been stalling its allies with a call on ratification. Orbán is doing this at the side of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.