Ruotsalaislehti’s editorial: “Sorry Finland, you can go ahead to NATO” – Foreign Countries

Expressen is another of Sweden’s big afternoon newspapers. Now it apologizes to the Finns for the difficulties of Sweden’s NATO path.

Swedish another major afternoon newspaper, Expressen, apologizes in his editorial for the Finns, the difficulties that Sweden and Finland have encountered on the joint NATO path.

“Sorry Finland! We understand that you are bored”, reads the title of the article.

At the end of the article, it is also stated that, in the opinion of the magazine, it would be understandable for Finland to aspire to join NATO before Sweden.

“Sorry Finland, you can go ahead to NATO if you have to,” the article ends.

Editorial the foreign minister of Finland has gotten his kicks Pekka Haaviston comments, which were interpreted in Sweden as Haavisto opening up the possibility of a different pace towards NATO.

Haavisto said To Ylethat Finland may have to consider applying to NATO again if Sweden’s application is delayed for a longer period of time.

Haavisto later elaborated that “despite all these objections, Finland’s and Sweden’s common NATO sky continues”.

Swedish relations Individual expressions of opinion in Sweden have rubbed off on Turkey. In one demonstration, protesters hanged the president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan performing doll.

In another case, a Danish-Swedish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan burned a Koran in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The demonstration was authorized by the police.

After that, Erdoğan said that it is pointless for Sweden to expect Turkey to support its NATO application.

Sweden has extensive freedom of speech and assembly, and Expressen does not criticize the fact that these expressions of opinion were allowed to happen.

Instead, Expressen criticizes Swedish politicians, who have begun to hide from each other in public about the handling of cases.

Sweden Democrats Jimmie Åkesson for example, the coalition prime minister criticized Ulf Kristerssonia about comments that understand Muslims. Dem leader of the opposition Magdalena Andersson on the other hand, criticized Åkesson and Kristersson for an unnecessary argument.

In Expressen’s opinion, the matter is so important that the politicians of the opposition and the government should preserve the “castle peace” of Sweden’s policies, at least outwardly.

“For Finnish politicians, this frivolous bickering in Sweden must seem surreal when you take into account Finland’s historical experiences and the long common border with Russia,” the editorial says.

By Editor

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