February 21, 2015

Four to Five More Years Needed for Significant Progress in Finnish-Swedish Defence Cooperation

It will be another four or five years before anything major and concrete comes about in Finnish-Swedish defence cooperation, said Pauli Järvenpää, a senior research fellow with the Estonia-based International Centre for Defence and Security.

It will be another four or five years before anything major and concrete comes about in Finnish-Swedish defence cooperation, said Pauli Järvenpää, a senior research fellow with the Estonia-based International Centre for Defence and Security.

He told the Finnish public broadcaster Yle’s morning programme that the Ukraine war had led Finland and Sweden to strengthen their bilateral defence cooperation. Järvenpää stressed that endeavours in this cooperation in this field had also been seen in the past.
On Tuesday, the Finnish and Swedish defence ministers released a report that envisions strengthening of mutual defence cooperation. Järvenpää said it would take another four or five years until substantive changes take place in this area.
Read more: ERR (EST)

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