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Germany's Scholz confident Sweden, Finland will join NATO

At a news conference with his Dutch counterpart, Scholz reiterated that Germany welcomed the Nordic countries' bids and said he had the impression many other countries shared his view.
File photo of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.(REUTERS)
File photo of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:12 AM IST
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Joe Biden welcomes Sweden & Finland's NATO bids, promises full US backing

NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said that Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join the world’s biggest military alliance.
US President Joe Biden (REUTERS)
US President Joe Biden (REUTERS)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:06 PM IST
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Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Sohini Goswami

Sweden, Finland to jointly submit applications to become NATO members Wednesday

  • Finland, which was invaded by the then Soviet Union in 1939 - the same year when Germany's invasion of Poland started the Second World War, shares a 1,300-km border with Russia. Sweden shares a maritime boundary with Russia.
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (R) and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (L) hold a joint news conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 17, 2022. (TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS)
Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (R) and Finland's President Sauli Niinisto (L) hold a joint news conference in Stockholm, Sweden May 17, 2022. (TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund via REUTERS)
Updated on May 17, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Joe Biden to host leaders of Sweden, Finland amid NATO bids

The White House said they would discuss the two countries’ applications to join the mutual defense alliance, as well as European security broadly.
US President Joe Biden.(Bloomberg)
US President Joe Biden.(Bloomberg)
Published on May 17, 2022 07:45 PM IST
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Turkey ‘will not allow’ Sweden, Finland joining NATO: Erdogan

At a press conference in Ankara late Monday, Erdogan poured cold water on expectations that Turkish opposition to the enlargement plan could be easily resolved.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan(Vladimir Smirnov / REUTERS)
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan(Vladimir Smirnov / REUTERS)
Published on May 17, 2022 02:37 AM IST
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