The Finnish (left) and Swedish (right) flags shown with the NATO symbol (center)
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on November 24 that parliament would approve Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO next year, with only Budapest and Ankara left to green-light their application. "As we have already informed Sweden and Finland, Hungary supports the NATO membership of these two countries. It will be on the agenda of the first session of parliament" next year, Orban told reporters after meeting regional counterparts in Slovakia. To see the original dpa story, click here .