Sweden: Ruling party to decide on NATO membership on May 15

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Sweden’s ruling Social Democrats will decide on May 15 whether to overturn decades of opposition to NATO membership, according to the party. Monday’s announcement came more than two months after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, which sparked an urgent rethink of security policy in Sweden and Finland. Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is expected to announce his support for an application this week. Niinisto’s announcement, on May 12, would trigger what is likely to be a hectic few weeks during which the map of northern Europe’s security architecture could be redrawn.” (05/09/22)