Hungary’s M44 motorway, in the southeast of the country, will be extended to the border with Romania, following a decision by Bucharest clearing a connecting motorway in Romania, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Szijjártó 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. 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”.