The foreign minister has confirmed that Hungary’s M44 motorway, in the southeast of the country, will be extended to the border with Romania, following a decision by Bucharest to clear a connecting motorway in Romania.
Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said the Romanian government had decided on Tuesday to clear the construction of the motorway connecting the M44 to the Arad-Oradea (Nagyvárad) motorway via Salonta (Nagyszalonta). An interstate agreement on border control infrastructure on the Romanian side will be signed in the spring, he added. The motorway connection will be the fourth one between Hungary and Romania. Minister Szijjártó called the veto of Romania’s accession to the European Union’s passport-free Schengen zone “one of the most shameful decisions of the year”.