The Government has decided today that Sweden will apply for NATO membership

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This decision is based on a security analysis that the Government invited the other Riksdag parties to take part in and its conclusions that were presented in a report on 13 May.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Opposition Party leader Ulf Kristersson
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and opposition party leader Ulf Kristersson Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government offices

The Government’s assessment is that NATO membership is the best way to protect Sweden’s security in light of the fundamentally changed security environment following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Sweden’s security policy choices today were also the subject of a special debate in the Riksdag.