European liberals welcome Sweden in NATO

On 26 February, Sweden cleared its remaining impediment to becoming a member of NATO after Hungary’s Parliament voted to ratify the nation’s utility. 

Sweden will change into the 32nd NATO member, following within the footsteps of Finland final yr, in any case different international locations gave their formal approval. 

European liberals welcomed the information as a important step ahead for the Alliance and our shared peace, safety and freedom. 

“Sweden will probably be a member of NATO earlier than the top of the week. Historic second for Europe and the world. We’re all safer with Sweden within the Alliance,” stated ALDE Celebration Co-President Ilhan Kyuchyuk. 

“At present’s vote implies that we’re one step nearer to Swedish membership of NATO. Finally, I say. Politics is sort of a marathon. Already in 1999, Liberalerna took a stand in favour of Sweden becoming a member of NATO, and now we’re hopefully near the end line,” stated Liberalerna chief Johan Pehrson. 

“Finally. Hungary’s determination places an finish to a historic utility course of. It additionally opens the door to a brand new, historic step for Swedish safety. As a member of NATO, Sweden will probably be a stronger and safer nation. That is necessary and welcome, the wait is over,” stated Centerpartiet chief Muharrem Demirok. 

“[Sweden’s] accession to NATO is one other milestone for our collective safety in Europe. It should make us all safer. We stand as one to defend freedom and democracy in Europe and internationally,” stated Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. 

“This is a vital day for the safety of the Nordic-Baltic area and the Alliance. Sweden becoming a member of NATO additionally sends a sign to Russia: makes an attempt to blackmail NATO away from its neighbourhood have failed,” stated Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas. 

“Sweden’s accession is of nice significance on this time of conflict on the European continent. The NATO alliance will probably be stronger with Sweden on board. That is one of the best ways to bolster Swedish safety,” stated Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. 

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