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Nato chief speaks with Erdogan about Finland, Sweden joining

June 05, 2022 8:06 am

Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO chief tweeted late Friday that he met with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin in Washington and discussed “the need to address Turkey's concerns and move forward” with the Finnish and Swedish membership applications.

NATO: Turkey urges 'concrete steps' from Sweden, Finland

May 29, 2022 8:34 am

Sweden and Finland submitted their written applications to join NATO last week. The move represents one of the biggest geopolitical ramifications of Russia's war in Ukraine and could rewrite Europe's security map.

Finland says Russia suspending natural gas supplies

May 20, 2022 8:46 pm

Finland is the latest country to lose the energy supply, which is used to generate electricity and power industry, after rejecting Russia’s decree.

Explained: NATO expansion & Russia

May 20, 2022 12:09 pm

Finland and Sweden have applied for membership of NATO. What has been their stand on the alliance over the years, what obstacles do they face, and what would their joining mean for geopolitics around Russia?

Explained: Why Turkey is wary of Sweden and Finland's NATO bid

May 19, 2022 2:21 pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared he cannot allow Sweden and Finland to join NATO due to their alleged support of Kurdish militants and other groups that Ankara says threaten its national security. A look at Turkey’s position, what it could gain and likely repercussions.

Sweden signs NATO request, Finland formally endorses move

May 17, 2022 10:07 pm

If Finland joins NATO it will be the biggest defense and security policy shift in the history of the nation of 5.5 million since World War II, after which the country adopted a policy of military nonalignment and neutrality.

Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

May 17, 2022 9:47 am

Sweden decided Monday to seek NATO membership a day after the country’s governing Social Democratic party endorsed a plan for the country to join the trans-Atlantic alliance and Finland’s government announced that it would seek to join NATO.

Russia’s Ukraine invasion is driving NATO expansion. Moves by Sweden and Finland to abandon neutrality are evidence

May 16, 2022 8:42 am

The smaller countries on Moscow’s western periphery are afraid — very afraid — of Russian military power.

Sweden's security needs best served by NATO membership, PM says

May 15, 2022 10:59 pm

"The best thing for the security of Sweden and the Swedish people is to join NATO," Andersson told a news conference.

Finnish president confirms country will apply to join NATO

May 15, 2022 5:36 pm

Moscow, which shares a 1,300 km (800 mile) border with Finland, has said it would be a mistake for Helsinki to join the 30-strong transatlantic alliance and that it would harm bilateral ties.