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Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17

Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17

Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a source. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by …

Does Erdogan close NATO doors for Sweden and Finland?

Does Erdogan close NATO doors for Sweden and Finland?

Turkey doesn’t favor Sweden and Finland joining NATO, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Istanbul on Friday, potentially dashing the two countries’ hopes of a quick accession to the military alliance

Croatia to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO

Croatia to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic announced that he plans to use the veto right at the NATO summit in Madrid to block the entry of Finland and Sweden into the military-political bloc. "I, as the president of the country …

IKEA may resume work in Russia by autumn

IKEA may resume work in Russia by autumn

The Swedish company IKEA has extended the suspension of its stores in Russia until August 31, 2022, due to logistics problems. The public of the IKEA workers' union on the social network Vkontakte reads that the company cannot …

Sweden could decide on NATO membership in mid-May

Sweden could decide on NATO membership in mid-May

Sweden’s parliament is likely to make a final decision on applying for NATO membership in mid-May, the country's foreign minister Ann Linde said on Friday. All political parties are now debating NATO membership in …

Swedish PM rejects referendum on possible NATO membership

Swedish PM rejects referendum on possible NATO membership

Sweden's government does not plan to hold a referendum if its parliament decides to proceed with an application for NATO membership, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Friday. Andersson said that a referendum was a …

Stoltenberg: Finland and Sweden could join NATO quickly

Stoltenberg: Finland and Sweden could join NATO quickly

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that Finland and Sweden would be embraced with open arms should they decide to join the 30-nation military organization and could become members quite quickly. “It’s …

Sweden's SKF to exit Russia

Sweden's SKF to exit Russia

Swedish bearings maker SKF said on Friday it would leave Russia and take a write-down of 500 million crowns ($52.4 million) in the second quarter. Sales in Russia accounted for roughly 2% of the company’s total sales in 2021. …

Essity pulling out of Russia

Essity pulling out of Russia

Swedish hygiene products group Essity said on Friday it would exit Russia after taking a write-down of 1.4 billion crowns ($147 million) on its assets in the country, as it posted lower first-quarter earnings. The world’s …

U.S. pushes Finland and Sweden to join NATO

U.S. pushes Finland and Sweden to join NATO

As part of its standoff with Russia, the United States has been actively pushing Finland and Sweden to join NATO, US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Daleep Singh told an online seminar on Thursday. "We …

Iran condemns desecration of Quran in Sweden

Iran condemns desecration of Quran in Sweden

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Sunday that Iran condemns desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and expects immediate reaction from the Swedish government, according to IRNA. The Islamic Republic of …

Sweden wants to apply to join NATO at end of June - report

Sweden wants to apply to join NATO at end of June - report

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said the Nordic nation is still analyzing its security situation, declining to comment on media reports her party has decided to support a NATO entry bid.  Speaking at a joint …

H&M temporarily suspends sales in Russia

H&M temporarily suspends sales in Russia

Swedish fashion group H&M is temporarily pausing all sales in Russia, it said on Wednesday. The world's second-biggest fashion retailer said it was deeply concerned about the tragic developments in Ukraine and "stand with …

West evacuates its citizens from Ukraine

West evacuates its citizens from Ukraine

Today, many Western countries have published calls and recommendations to their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately and refrain from traveling to this country. The USA was the first to begin it. The State Department said …

Sweden’s king and queen test positive for coronavirus

Sweden’s king and queen test positive for coronavirus

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have tested positive for COVID-19, the palace said in a statement on Tuesday. "The King and Queen, who are fully vaccinated with three injections, have mild symptoms and are …

Denmark to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030

Denmark to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030

Denmark's government has announced a goal to make domestic flights fossil fuel free by 2030. In her New Year's address, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she wanted to "make flying green". However she acknowledged that …

 Sweden has no plans to join NATO

 Sweden has no plans to join NATO

 Sweden has no plans to join NATO, the country's prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, said on Tuesday while presenting the new government's policy. "Our non-participation in military alliances serves our country well …