Sweden's parliament approves army settlement with the USA | EUROtoday

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Swedish Defense Minister Pål Jonson was glad: The settlement creates considerably higher situations for help from the USA within the occasion of a disaster or struggle, the broadcaster SVT quoted him as saying. “It contributes to stability throughout Northern Europe.” Critics complained that the settlement didn’t include any wording on the stationing of nuclear weapons. The authorities, nonetheless, identified that Sweden's place of not permitting nuclear weapons on Swedish soil in peacetime was identified and revered.

Sweden solely grew to become a member of NATO on March 7, after an almost two-year stalemate. The Scandinavian nation had utilized for membership in May 2022 beneath the impression of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and at the moment nonetheless hoped to have the ability to be part of the next summer season. However, alliance members Turkey and Hungary held up the accession course of for greater than a 12 months.

Together with Sweden, Finland additionally utilized for NATO membership in 2022. However, the nation was already welcomed because the thirty first member of the alliance in April final 12 months.