Finland

High-level Finnish and Swedish Support for NATO Membership

On 20 June 2018, seven Finnish and seven Swedish former ambassadors, journalists and military officers published a debate article advocating NATO membership for their two countries. The article was published in Svenska Dagbladet in Sweden and in several newspapers belonging to Lännen Mediat in Finland.

The article is printed below in an English translation.

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A New Finnish Government Report on Defence

What does a small militarily non-aligned country do for its defence if it is located in a region where the operational environment has radically changed, military activity and military tensions have quickly increased, the early-warning for military action has become drastically shorter, and the threshold for the use of military force, or a threat thereof, has dramatically lowered.

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