Finland, Sweden submit application to join NATO – Reuters

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Finland and Sweden formally applied to join the NATO alliance on Wednesday at allied headquarters, setting in motion an accession process that is expected to take only a few weeks.

Ratification of all 30 allied parliaments could take up to a year, diplomats say.

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Reporting by Robin Emmott, Marine Strauss

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