Stärke der Streitkräfte von Finnland, Schweden infographic
Grafik zeigt die militärische Stärke von Finnland und Schweden.


NATOs Vorbereitung der Mitgliedschaft für Schweden und Finnland

May 16, 2022 - Schweden und Finnland haben bestätigt, dass sie Mitglieder der NATO werden wollen, eine historische Abkehr als Ergebnis der russischen Invasion der Ukraine. Russland hat bereits vor "Konsequenzen" gewarnt.

Gathering in Berlin over the weekend, most NATO foreign ministers embraced the bloc’s northern enlargement, a process that requires unanimity among the 30 allies. The one country to voice concerns was Turkey, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu unhappy that Finland and, particularly, Sweden have had relations with Kurdish militants who have been active in eastern Turkey, according to Bloomberg.

Once the formal applications have been submitted, NATO has to decide whether to consider the request. It will then hold talks with the countries on their obligations as members before the NATO council signs a potential accession protocol. The lengthiest step is ratification by the 30 national parliaments and the whole process could take as long as a year, Bloomberg said.

PUBLISHED: 16/05/2022; STORY: Graphic News