Defence

Parliamentary majority wants NATO membership option signal

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  • A majority of Sweden's political parties now say they want the country to clearly signal that NATO membership is an option, after the Sweden Democrats backed a Centre Party proposal, Swedish Radio News reports.
  • The move would bring Swedish policy in line with that of neighbouring Finland.
  • Even though the Sweden Democrats are against NATO membership, they say they support the proposal because it could make defence cooperation with Finland easier.