News Analysis: Finland, Sweden joining NATO are likely to have far-reaching implications
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
ROME, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The likely ascension of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been sparked by fears in those countries of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. But analysts said the development could have consequences that go beyond the current crisis.
Finland and Sweden have been members of the European Union since 1993, but until now they have been among a small minority of EU member states not part of the NATO military alliance. Once they join, it will leav ...