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TKMS Wants to Build New Submarines and Corvettes for Germany
Navy / Maritime Defence Politics

TKMS Wants to Build New Submarines and Corvettes for Germany

Germany invited the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) bid for additional submarines and corvettes.

Sweden Declares Fighting Against Terrorism
Defence Politics

Sweden Declares Fighting Against Terrorism

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, presented a new Statement of Foreign Policy in the Riksdag on June 10. The new statement includes two radical changes application to NATO, and a new and stricter Terrorist Offences Act enters into force on July 1, and the Government is preparing further tightening of terrorist legislation as a response to Turkiye’s requests.

President Erdoğan talked to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg
Defence Politics

President Erdoğan talked to NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg

According to the statement made by the Presidency’s Director of Communications, the request of Sweden and Finland to join NATO was discussed during the meeting.

Sweden and Finland will continue NATO negotiations with Turkiye
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Sweden and Finland will continue NATO negotiations with Turkiye

Sweden and Finland said that the Nordic countries would continue to talk with Turkiye about Ankara’s objections to their NATO membership bids.

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Defence Politics

Turkiye negotiates Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish authorities leaked their wish list to the public for the lifting of Finland and Sweden’s veto on NATO membership.

Finland and Sweden submit NATO membership applications
Defence Politics

Finland and Sweden submit NATO membership applications

Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO on Wednesday at allied headquarters, motivated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and kicking off a process expected to take only a few weeks.

Sweden and Finland Announce their Wish to Join NATO
Defence Politics

Sweden and Finland Announce their Wish to Join NATO

Following the Finnish government’s decision to apply for NATO Membership, the Swedish government has followed the same route.

Turkiye objects to Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Turkiye objects to Sweden and Finland’s membership in NATO

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that Turkiye is not favouring two Baltic countries’ membership in NATO.

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland
Defence Politics

UK signs security pact with Sweden and Finland

The UK has agreed to mutual security pacts with Sweden and Finland, agreeing to come to their aid should either nation be attacked.

Finland gets Closer to NATO with Parliament Supporting Military Alignment
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Finland gets Closer to NATO with Parliament Supporting Military Alignment

The first parliamentary debate on the candidacy revealed a majority in favour and a minority against.

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia
Regional / Strategy Defence Politics

Russia Triggered the NATO membership Process in Scandinavia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to prevent the country’s NATO membership may have triggered a new political process.

The Swedish Defence Minister is Opposed to Sweden Joining NATO
Defence Politics

The Swedish Defence Minister is Opposed to Sweden Joining NATO

According to Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, Sweden's admission to NATO would entail a significant shift in the security line, affecting the safety of the country's immediate vicinity. Minister Hultqvist stated that his country would not join NATO as long as he is in charge of defence. He has also speculated that sending NATO soldiers to Ukraine may push Europe into World War III. "Sending soldiers to Ukraine by NATO or the West would be tantamount to inciting a world war, which no one wants," he explained.

Congress settles on $782.5B national defence budget, disbursing $13.6 billion aid to Ukraine
Bilateral Relations Defence Politics

Congress settles on $782.5B national defence budget, disbursing $13.6 billion aid to Ukraine

After nearly six months of continuing resolutions, Congressional appropriators finally reached an agreement. A bipartisan agreement among Congressional appropriators has brought the United States closer to passing a fiscal 2022 budget that includes $782 billion for national defence and an additional $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine.

Zelensky: Ukraine no longer insists on NATO Alliance
Defence Politics

Zelensky: Ukraine no longer insists on NATO Alliance

Ukrainian President Zelensky said he is no longer pressing for NATO membership as the alliance was worried about a confrontation with Russia.