Finland And Sweden Submitted A Joint Application To Join NATO:
Finland and Sweden submitted a joint application to join NATO as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine forces a dramatic reappraisal of security in Europe.
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 member states – 28 European states, the United States, and Canada.
- The organization, headquartered in Brussels, implements the North Atlantic Treaty, which was signed on 4 April 1949.
- The reversal of the Nordic countries’ long-standing policy of non-alignment came amidst the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
- The membership push could represent the most significant expansion of NATO in decades, doubling its border with Russia.
- But the applications face resistance from NATO member Turkey, which accuses the Nordic neighbours of harbouring anti-Turkish extremists.