We do not need an ally who has such an opinion about us, said the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly (parliament), Laszlo Kover, referring to a Swedish educational film for students, which criticizes the state of Hungarian democracy. – It is not certain that we have to vote for Sweden to join NATO – he said on HirTV.
– I don’t think we need an ally who has the same opinion about us and our patriotism as this film reflects – said Kover, referring to a short Swedish educational film for students, which criticizes the state of Hungarian democracy.
Activist Marton Gulyas: democracy is gradually disappearing in Hungary
The film features, among others: Hungarian left-wing activist Marton Gulyas, who says that since 2010, i.e. since Viktor Orban came to power, democracy in Hungary has been gradually disappearing. The head of the prime minister’s office, Gergely Gulyas, and the minister of foreign affairs had already reacted to the film Peter Szijjarto. The head of Hungarian diplomacy sent an open letter to his Swedish counterpart, in which he assessed that demanding the parliament in Budapest to ratify accession Sweden joining NATO and attacks on Hungarian democracy contradict each other.
Türkiye and Hungary have not yet ratified Sweden’s accession
Of all NATO members only Türkiye and Hungary have not yet ratified Sweden’s accession to the North Atlantic Alliance. Earlier, politicians of the ruling Fidesz-KDNP coalition in Hungary said that the vote on this matter would take place during the autumn session of parliament. However, as the Nepszava daily noted at the end of August, there is no relevant item in the program of the session that will start on September 25.
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