How did Sweden and Finland go from a clear ‘no’ to saying ‘yes’ to NATO?
In the past both Sweden and Finland have clearly stated that there has been no majority among the population nor in Parliament for joining NATO. However, all changed in just under three months following the invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s heightened rhetoric and threats against the two countries. Since then, the two Nordic allies have now shown determination and coordination, in both tonality and action.
Join us for a webinar discussing Sweden and Finland’s journey to NATO, and “what now”?
- H.E. Mikaela Kumlin Granit, Swedish Ambassador to the United Kingdom
- Stefan Wallin, former Minister of Defense of Finland
- Niklas Nordström, former Mayor of Luleå and Chairman of Business Sweden
- H.E. Maimo Henriksson, Finnish Ambassador to Sweden
Potentially more speakers to be confirmed. The seminar will be moderated by Katri Makkonen, journalist and communications professional who previously worked as director of communications for Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö.
This is a Swedish Chambers International webinar hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom, and is a partnership with Miltton Public Affairs.
Date: 17 June 2022
Time: 11.00-12.30 Riga time
Registration: Required by email to Swedish Chamber at email@example.com by latest June 15, 12:00.
Admission: Complimentary to the members of SCCL | Non-member fee is 20 EUR