How did Sweden and Finland go from a clear ‘no’ to saying ‘yes’ to NATO?

Friday 17 June

In the past, both Sweden and Finland have clearly stated that there has been no majority among the population or 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 the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce and in partnership with Miltton Public Affairs.

The event is free of charge, however, please register for the webinar.



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