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05 Jul. 2022 220704-fin-swe-acc.jpeg, 48.93KB

NATO Allies sign Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden

NATO Ambassadors signed the Accession Protocols for Finland and Sweden at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (5 July 2022), in the presence of Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto and Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “This is truly an historic moment. For Finland, for Sweden, for NATO, and for our shared security.”
04 Jul. 2022 220704-nato-fin-swe-flag.jpg - Finland Sweden and NATO Flags, 74.65KB

Finland and Sweden complete NATO accession talks

Finland and Sweden completed accession talks at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Monday (4 July 2022), as agreed last week by NATO leaders at their Summit in Madrid. Both countries formally confirmed their willingness and ability to meet the political, legal and military obligations and commitments of NATO membership.
29 Jun. 2022 220629c-001.jpg - Official photo - NATO Summit Madrid - Spain, 27-30 June 2022, 103.61KB

NATO agrees new Strategic Concept, strengthened deterrence and defence, more support for Ukraine, invites for Finland and Sweden

NATO leaders took far-reaching decisions to continue adapting the Alliance in the first working session at the Madrid Summit on Wednesday (29 June 2022). Allies endorsed NATO's new Strategic Concept, the blueprint for the Alliance in a more dangerous and competitive world. They also decided a ''fundamental shift in our deterrence and defence'', underpinned by increased defence investment and common funding, as well as more support to Ukraine for the longer term.
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Türkiye, Finland, and Sweden sign agreement paving the way for Finnish and Swedish NATO membership

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Türkiye, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden met in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022) under the auspices of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In that meeting, the leaders agreed a trilateral memorandum to address Türkiye’s legitimate security concerns, paving the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership.
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NATO hosts new round of Türkiye, Finland, Sweden talks

At the invitation of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden met with senior NATO officials at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday (27 June 2022). Chaired by Stian Jenssen, Director of the Secretary General’s Private Office, the talks focused on the security concerns raised by Türkiye in order to make progress on the NATO membership applications by Finland and Sweden.
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NATO hosts Türkiye, Finland, Sweden talks

At the invitation of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, senior officials from Türkiye, Finland and Sweden met with senior NATO officials at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels on Monday (20 June 2022). Chaired by Stian Jenssen, Director of the Secretary General’s Private Office, the talks focused on the security concerns raised by Türkiye in order to make progress on the NATO membership applications by Finland and Sweden.
18 May. 2022 220518-sg.jpg - NATO Secretary General meets with the ambassadors of Finland and Sweden to NATO, 84.49KB

Finland and Sweden submit applications to join NATO

Finland and Sweden on Wednesday morning (18 May 2022) simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join NATO.
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Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO enlargement has spread freedom in Europe

On Tuesday (10 May 2022), NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană gave a keynote address at a public event celebrating 25 years of the Romania-US strategic partnership, co-hosted by the Meridian International Center and the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
17 Feb. 2022 220217b-011.jpg - Meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Defence Ministers’ session with Georgia and Ukraine - Meeting of NATO Ministers of Defence - Brussels, 16-17 February 2022, 77.63KB

NATO Defence Ministers reaffirm their strong commitment to open door policy, and the importance of partnerships

Today (17 February 2022), NATO Defence Ministers “met with our close partners Ukraine and Georgia; we addressed the continued threat of Russian aggression, the deteriorating security situation in the Black Sea region, and NATO’s strong political and practical support for both countries,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
24 Jan. 2022 220124c-002.jpg - NATO Secretary General meets the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Sweden, 109.10KB

Secretary General discusses Russian military build-up, NATO’s Open Door policy with Finland and Sweden

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the close partnership of Finland and Sweden with NATO on Monday (24 January 2022). He met with Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of Finland and Foreign Minister Ann Linde of Sweden at NATO Headquarters to discuss the current security situation, including Russia’s continued military build-up in and around Ukraine.

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