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In Sweden and Finland, even the skeptics are coming round to NATO bids

Social Democrats in both countries have long been against joining the military alliance, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is changing that.

STOCKHOLM — The prospects of Sweden and Finland joining NATO will ultimately be decided by how many people feel the same way as Peter Gustavsson.

  • Charlie Duxbury
  • Politico

A long-time Social Democrat lawmaker in the Swedish city of Uppsala who now edits a party newsletter in Stockholm, Gustavsson says Moscow’s decision to attack Ukraine has scrambled the security picture facing Russia’s neighbors and it is now time for Sweden to join the defense alliance.

“It is a whole new chapter,” Gustavsson said.

“We need to…

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