In Sweden, the ruling Social Democrats voted in favor of the country joining NATO on Sunday. In doing so, they pave the way for an application for admission, with which the Scandinavian country would say goodbye to its decades of neutrality. The Social Democrats’ decision is likely to have a large majority in the Swedish parliament. Large parts of the opposition have already signaled their approval of a NATO membership application.
Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s minority government is now likely to submit its official application for membership shortly. Finland had previously declared on Sunday that it wanted to join the alliance.