SECURITY

Must Sweden now follow Finland into NATO?

3:54 min
  • After Finnish leaders announced their intentions to apply to join the NATO military alliance "without delay", must Sweden follow suit?

  • Mats Eriksson, Swedish Radio's defence correspondent, tells Radio Sweden that the two countries' close military ties would have to change if only one of the Nordic neighbours applied to join Nato.

  • "Of course Sweden can decide not to join,"Eriksson says. "But (Finland and Sweden) are very close."