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Sweden Finally Joins NATO

Effective as of March 7, 2024 the Kingdom of Sweden has officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, becoming the 23rd member state to do so. The Swedish entry into NATO has been a gradual process encompassing the change in national diplomatic policy regarding military alliances as well as the shifting popular domestic sentiments which placed their country in neutrality, apart from the conflicts seen in the rest of Europe. 

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February 2024International NewsU.S.Europe

Hungary Declines Meeting with US Senators over Sweden’s NATO Bid

Prime Minister Orbán is considered to have a well-grounded relationship with Russian President Vladmir Putin in comparison to other European Union leaders. However, Orbán made an initial claim announcing his support for Sweden’s entry to the military alliance while confirming that it was his legislative counterparts that were reluctant.

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September 2022International NewsEurope

Conservatives Win Swedish Elections for First Time in Eight Years

On September 11, Sweden’s right-wing party won the general election after a tight race against the center-left. As of September 15, conservatives have won 176 of 349 seats in parliament, reports The New York Times. Though the Swedish Social Democratic Party obtained the largest percentage of votes, they only were able to grab 173 seats in parliament, marking an end to Sweden’s historic left-leaning control of the government.

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