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Optimism grows over breakthrough on Finland, Sweden NATO membership in Madrid

·2 min read
Optimism grows over breakthrough on Finland, Sweden NATO membership in Madrid

While few may remember what happened at last year’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, 2022’s could be far more memorable. Speculation was growing on Tuesday that the NATO gathering in sunny Madrid this week could see a further successful push for entrance of two new members — Finland and Sweden — aimed at bolstering the alliance following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde told the daily Svenska Dagbladet on Tuesday that her country was “prepared for the eventuality that something positive could happen today, but it might also take longer.”