Report: NATO membership would increase security for Sweden and Europe

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  • Swedish membership in NATO would reduce the risk of military conflict in northern Europe, a security report from parliament said, though it stopped short of a concrete recommendation for or against membership.

  • "Swedish NATO membership would raise the threshold for military conflicts and thus have a deterrent effect in northern Europe," said the report presented Friday.

  • The government is expected to decide on whether to apply in the coming days.