• 25 September, 2022
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NATO’s Madrid Summit and the Potential Expansion to Include Finland and Sweden

With war in Eastern Europe, and one involving Russia, could a NATO summit be far behind. Ever since 1991 when the Soviet Union finally broke up and NATO rejoiced in…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

Sweden and Finland to hand in NATO applications on Wednesday, Swedish PM says

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden and Finland will on Wednesday hand in their respective applications to NATO to join the organisation, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Tuesday. "In Sweden…

Biden to meet Sweden, Finland leaders at White House -statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden will host the leaders of Sweden and Finland at the White House on Thursday to discuss their NATO applications, the White House said…

NATO expects Turkey not to hold up Finland, Sweden membership

By Humeyra Pamuk, John Irish and Johan Ahlander BERLIN/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -NATO and the United States said on Sunday they were confident Turkey would not hold up membership of Finland and…

Germany’s Baerbock says Finland, Sweden already at heart NATO members

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister said on Sunday that Finland and Sweden were already in essence members of NATO, but that they were just missing the official membership card.…

Turkey lays out demands as Finland, Sweden seek NATO membership

BERLIN (Reuters) -Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday that Sweden and Finland must stop supporting terrorist groups in their countries, provide clear security guarantees and lift export bans on Turkey…

Exclusive-Turkey ‘not closing door’ to Sweden, Finland NATO entry, Erdogan advisor says

By Orhan Coskun, Jonathan Spicer and Can Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has not shut the door to Sweden and Finland joining NATO but wants negotiations with the Nordic countries…

Putin discusses Finland and Sweden’s NATO plans with Security Council – RIA

(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed Finland's and Sweden's potential NATO membership with his Security Council, the RIA news agency reported. The Kremlin said on Thursday that…

NATO membership would strengthen Nordic defence, Swedish defence minister says

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Nordic region's defence capabilities would be strengthened if Sweden and Finland joined NATO, allowing joint defence planning within the framework of the alliance, Sweden's defence minister…

Modi’s West Europe Tour: An Assessment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi completed his whirlwind three days’ tour of three west European nations. True to his reputation, the itinerary was packed with talks with the German Chancellor, participation…

By JK Tripathi

U.S. offers assurances to Sweden, Finland over NATO application

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is confident it can address any security concerns Sweden and Finland may have about the period of time after they apply for NATO membership…

India, Nordic countries agree to remain engaged on Ukraine

Copenhagen, May 4 (PTI) India and the five Nordic countries on Wednesday expressed serious concern over the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and "unequivocally…