On May 16, the Swedish Government decided that Sweden will apply for NATO membership. The 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 May 13.
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 and Finland formally submitted their applications jointly on May 18, 2022.
Link to report: Deterioration of the security environment – implications for Sweden