SECURITY

As Sweden confronts NATO decision, Left Party holds out hope for non-alignment

4:08 min
  • A majority of parliament's eight parties backed a national security analysis and its findings on Friday, but the Greens and the Left Party refrained from signing off on its conclusions.

  • The report didn't take a stance on whether Sweden should join NATO but highlighted the benefits of being a member of the alliance, something the two parties oppose.

  • Håkan Svenneling of the Left Party said the report is "too positive to NATO" while the Sweden Democrats back a Swedish bid if Finland should decide to apply.