Under the impression of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, the two countries decided that they want to submit their membership applications together.
Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö and the Finnish government have already decided to submit an application. The Finnish parliament could still vote on Tuesday. The Swedish government made the final decision on the NATO membership application on Monday. “It feels big, it feels serious, it feels like we’ve ended up doing what we think is best for Sweden after all,” Linde said on Tuesday.