On February 26, the Hungarian parliament, back from winter holidays, will discuss ratifying Sweden's entry into NATO.

Mate Kosic, head of the ruling Fidesz party's parliamentary faction, made this announcement.

Hungary stands as the sole NATO member yet to ratify Sweden's accession.

Turkey's parliament, which posed the main obstacle to Sweden's NATO membership, did so on January 23rd.

Historically neutral since 1815, Sweden shifted its stance post-Russia's invasion of Ukraine, opting to align with NATO alongside Finland.

This move effectively doubles NATO's border with Russia. Once the accession process wraps up, the Baltic Sea will essentially become an "internal lake" within the alliance.