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Accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO. The Senate of the Republic of Poland has adopted the laws on ratification

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On Wednesday, the Senate unanimously adopted the laws on the ratification of the accession to NATO of Sweden and Finland. Earlier, both bills were passed by the Sejm. Now they will go to the president’s desk.

In voting on the act on ratification of accession Finland 98 senators took part in NATO, all of them were “in favor”. In turn, in the vote on the ratification of accession Sweden – 96 senators participated, also all were “for”.

Now the bills will go to the president. After their signature by the president and their entry into force, the president will ratify the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of new members of the Alliance.

Wednesday session of the Senate PAP / Leszek Szymański

On July 7, the Sejm adopted two laws: on the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of the Kingdom of Sweden and – by analogy – Finland. They consent to the ratification by the President of the Republic of Poland of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the accession of the Kingdom of Sweden and Finland, signed in Brussels on July 5, 2022.

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Sweden and Finland are getting closer to NATO

In response to the Russian invasion of UkraineSweden and Finland formally applied to join them in mid-May FOR THIS. At the beginning of July, NATO ambassadors signed the accession protocols of Finland and Sweden at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels in the presence of the Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto and the head of Swedish diplomacy, Ann Linde.

Sweden and Finland now have the status of invitees to NATO and can participate in the Alliance’s deliberations without the right to vote. At the same time, the ratification process of accession protocols is underway in NATO member states.

Sweden and Finland want to join NATOFOR THIS

In order for new countries to join NATO’s current 30 members, each member state of the Alliance must give its consent.

Main photo source: PAP / Leszek Szymański



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