Skip to content

Finnish Leaders Back Joining NATO With Sweden Set to Follow

  • President Niinisto, Premier Marin say entry to boost security
  • Swedish bid is expected next Monday, local media reports
Video player cover image
Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin said in a joint statement Thursday that they favor membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the nation’s application expected in the coming days. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports.Source: Bloomberg
Updated on

Finland and Sweden are inching closer to joining NATO in what would be another jolt to the European security landscape following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Finland’s highest-ranking policy makers President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin threw their weight behind an application and Sweden’s government is likely to do so in the coming days.