The government assumes Finland will apply for NATO membership, according to a transparent source.
Swedish ministers have recently held a number of meetings with NATO countries – Sweden’s request has been welcomed at the meetings.
According to the information, government offices also began to analyze the exceptions with which Sweden should be able to negotiate with the Defense Alliance.
Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson You will receive tomorrow Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin. Officially, defense cooperation between countries will be discussed – and according to sources with transparency, the time has been chosen for this Finland The government presents its security analysis to the Finnish Parliament.
The analysis will not contain anything NATO-resolution. But the main scenario for the Swedish government is that our neighboring country will decide to apply for membership.
– In contacts with representatives of the Finnish government, there is no longer any doubt. In the past, they were open to different alternatives, but that’s not the case now, says an insightful source.
Daily reconciliation with Finland
According to Aftonbladet, the Finnish government analysis is about 15 pages long and has been produced by several different ministries under the leadership of the foreign minister. It contains an assessment of security policy development but also addresses aspects such as food security.
The Finnish government is expected to issue a supplemental report at a later time, in which it will decide whether to apply for membership. It is unclear how far this report will come.
Since the Russian invasion, the Swedish government has had extensive contacts with the Finnish government – on the security situation and about NATO. According to Aftonbladet, reconciliations occur daily between Swedish and Finnish government offices.
Discusses exceptions to NATO membership
Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson, Foreign Minister Anne Lind and Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist also held talks with representatives of several NATO countries recently. Magdalena Anderson was in London and Berlin, Peter Holtqvist in the three Baltic states, Anne Lindy met with representatives of the USA, Great Britain, Turkey, Poland, Spain, Hungary, the Nordic and Baltic states and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
According to a transparent source, the status of security policy is discussed, as well as how countries relate to the Swedish request to NATO. The source asserts that there is no Swedish position on the NATO issue, but Sweden’s request for NATO membership was welcomed in all meetings with NATO members, publicly and in direct talks with Swedish ministers.
Another issue analyzed in government offices is the exceptions that Sweden could have in the case of NATO membership. According to Aftonbladet’s information, these are the exceptions that Norway, Denmark and Iceland, among others, have. In this case, it would be a question of a ban on nuclear weapons on Swedish soil and restrictions on foreign forces.
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