Hungary’s president says Swedish officials must make their case for NATO accession,

Sweden must prove they deserve accession to NATO, the President of Hungary, Katalin Novák, said on Wednesday (8 November) as she urged national parliamentarians to sign off the country’s bid.

Stockholm applied to join the Western military alliance shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, but Turkey and Hungary have delayed approval, while all other members of NATO approved the accession last year.

The bid is awaiting approval by both national parliaments, the last step required in the accession procedure, but with neither country setting a date for a vote, uncertainty remains. Läs artikel