He Hungarian Parliament ratified this Monday as planned Sweden’s entry into NATOafter the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbánannounced last Friday that the necessary decisions would be made to confirm this accession after sealing a commercial agreement on security.

The vote in the Hungarian Parliament has ended favorably with the only negative votes from the six representatives of the Our Homeland Movementaccording to the newspaper ‘Magyar Hirlap’.

Before this vote was held, Orbán already announced that support for Sweden’s accession would go ahead and reproached those from abroad who have tried to impose a decision on Hungary regarding this union.

Hungary is a sovereign state and does not tolerate outside interference“he said, stressing that before making a decision it was necessary to resolve the bilateral disputes between both countries, resolved, he stated, during the visit last Friday of the Swedish Prime Minister, Ulf Kristersson.

For its part, the Swedish Government has described this Monday as “a historic day”, celebrating that with the decision of the Hungarian Parliament, all the NATO States that have approved their entry into the Alliance. “Sweden is ready to take its responsibility regarding Euro-Atlantic security,” he stressed on his social network account X.

Swedish diplomatic sources have told Europa Press that they trust that “within a week” their entry into the Alliance will be definitively certified, although they are waiting for Hungary to present its deadlines.

The first reactions to the decision of the Hungarian Parliament

I welcome the vote of the Hungarian Parliament to ratify Sweden’s membership in NATO”, celebrated the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, through a message on his X account published shortly after the vote.

“Now that all allies have approved it, Sweden will become NATO’s 32nd ally. Sweden’s integration will make us all stronger and safer“he stressed.

The chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholzbelieves that the Atlantic Alliance and, by extension, “the security of Europe and the world”, are strengthened with the incorporation of Sweden, while the Estonian Prime Minister, Kaja Kallas, has stated that “it also sends a signal to Russia” , so that he assumes that his “blackmail attempts” have “failed.”

Along these lines, the Prime Minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksenhas stated that “NATO is stronger with Sweden as an ally.”

One of the most symbolic “welcome” has been that of the Prime Minister of Finland, Petteri Orpo, whose country had initiated this entire process together with Sweden. “Together, we are stronger,” she proclaimed on social networks after the vote in the Hungarian Parliament.

With this approval, Sweden thus overcomes its last obstacle to entering NATO, after the first reluctance of Turkey, which accused the Nordics of shelter Kurdish groups considered terrorists by Ankara, and Hungary, which did not sit well with Swedish criticism of its democratic system.