Sweden begins internal debate on joining NATO

Sweden begins internal debate on joining NATO. image: wikimedia - CC BY-SA 4.0

Members of the Social Democrat Party in Sweden have started an internal debate on joining NATO

Magdalena Andersson, the Prime Minister of Sweden, and the members of her Social Democrat Party, on Monday, April 11, met to begin a serious internal debate about joining NATO. Previously, this was a move that had been opposed by the party. 

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, everything is changing in countries bordering the warmongering nation. Neighbouring EU state Finland is also said to be considering joining the alliance, with both Baltic nations now evaluating their strategic situation on the international front.

This debate will be a “broader discussion than just a yes or no question on NATO membership”, commented Tobias Baudin, the party’s deputy leader. “We have to seek a broader understanding of what is happening in the world around us, and understand the advantages and disadvantages of the current security policy line”, he declared.

In a statement, Baudin added that the “security policy dialogue” should be finalised before the summer. In a total U-turn last month, Magdalena Andersson confirmed that she was no longer ruling out a possible bid to join NATO, as reported by euronews.com.


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    • Naimah Yianni

      13 April 2022 • 12:08

      Seems like the West want more and more conflict with russia. People need to understand that the majority of conflicts of the last 100 years have been orchestrated and this is another shining example.


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