Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Wednesday she hoped NATO members would move "as soon as possible" to ratify Helsinki's application to join the military alliance.
The Finnish government is expected to officially announce its intention to join NATO on Sunday, as Sweden's ruling party holds a decisive meeting that could pave the way for a joint application. Less than three months after Russia's February 24 invasion of Ukraine, the two Nordic neighbours look poised to reverse policies on military non-alignment…
Finland's president and the prime minister said on Thursday they were in favour of joining NATO and a formal decision would be taken this weekend after Russia's war in Ukraine sparked a swift U-turn in opinion.
1 Apr 2021
Finland's government has withdrawn draft legislation aimed at restricting movements in parts of the country to curb virus spread after concerns about its legality, and is now considering its options, the prime minister said.