Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 30/06/2022 01:06 
17.05.2022 16:42 News >> Finnish Parliament Votes In Favor Of Joining NATO

Finnish Parliament Votes In Favor Of Joining NATO

As many as 188 lawmakers vote in favor of membership in military alliance.

The Finnish parliament on Tuesday voted in favor of the country's application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
The parliament adopted the position in accordance with the Foreign Affairs Committee report. The vote was favored by 188 of the total 200 lawmakers. Eight members objected, while three were absent.
​The committee had agreed with the government position that Finland must apply for membership of NATO "to strengthen its security."
"The Committee emphasises that Finland's accession is not directed against anyone, but it would strengthen Finland's security. As a member of NATO, it is still important to continue active diplomacy and a foreign and security policy that promotes stability," it said in a statement.
Earlier, the country's president and prime minister had announced their support for the country's accession to the transatlantic alliance.
The vote comes a day after Sweden also decided to formally apply for NATO membership.
For decades, Finland – along with Sweden – took a neutral foreign policy posture in the region, but the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war that started on Feb. 24 triggered a shift in their approach, with both the public and most politicians favoring joining the NATO alliance.
With the parliament's approval, the Finnish government is expected to submit its application to NATO headquarters in Brussels in the coming days.
Moscow has repeatedly warned the move would have destabilizing consequences for security in Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow "does not have a problem" with Sweden or Finland, but that "the expansion of military infrastructure onto this territory will certainly provoke our response." -



        Latest News
Key US Republican Senator Backs Sale Of F-16 Fighter Jets To Türkiye -48 minutes ago...
Upgrading Türkiye's 'aviation capability will benefit Turkey, the U.S., NATO and regional security,' says Lindsey Graham.
R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In US Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking, Sex With Minors -3 minutes ago...
'Kelly relied upon his fame, money and popularity,' say prosecutors.
Dow Gains; S&P 500, Nasdaq Off During Volatile Session -48 minutes ago...
Blue chip Dow adds 82 points to close at 31,029.
Türkiye 'Satisfied With Constructive Approach' By Sweden, Finland -48 minutes ago...
'We will work to ensure that NATO has more unity on terrorism,' says Turkish communications director.
Central Banks' Challenge Is To Control Inflation Without Recession: S&P -33 minutes ago...
High prices, aggressive Fed make it hard for US economy to 'walk out of 2023 unscathed,' says rating agency.

 
      Top News
Turkish Wrestler Wins Gold At Mediterranean Games Turkish Wrestler Wins Gold At Mediterranean Games
Türkiye Takes Lead Of Task Group Within NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force Türkiye Takes Lead Of Task Group Within NATO's Very High Readiness Joint Task Force
Swedish Premier Says NATO Accession Talks May Take 1 Year Swedish Premier Says NATO Accession Talks May Take 1 Year
NATO Officially Invites Finland, Sweden To Become Members Of Alliance NATO Officially Invites Finland, Sweden To Become Members Of Alliance
NATO Officially Invites Finland, Sweden To Become Members Of Alliance NATO Officially Invites Finland, Sweden To Become Members Of Alliance
4 Killed As Yemeni Security Chief Survives Attack In Aden 4 Killed As Yemeni Security Chief Survives Attack In Aden
OECD Secretary-General Salutes Turkish Educational Achievements Over Past 2 Decades OECD Secretary-General Salutes Turkish Educational Achievements Over Past 2 Decades
Spain Has Loyally Contributed To NATO, Upheld Alliance's Values, Says Foreign Minister Spain Has Loyally Contributed To NATO, Upheld Alliance's Values, Says Foreign Minister
UN Committee Urges Probe Into Migrant Deaths At Morocco-Spain Border UN Committee Urges Probe Into Migrant Deaths At Morocco-Spain Border
Famous Turkish Actor Cuneyt Arkin Dies At Age 85 Famous Turkish Actor Cuneyt Arkin Dies At Age 85