Sweden will apply for NATO membership, Finnish parliament vote pending
22 May 2022 | 5:08 am
Sweden's government has decided to reverse decades of security policy and formally join NATO. Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced the step. Finland's parliament votes on the same plan later.
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