French Parliament Votes for the Accession of Finland and Sweden into NATO 

French Parliament Votes for the Accession of Finland and Sweden into NATO 


On August 3, 2022, the French parliament voted in favor ratifying the accession of Finland and Sweden into North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The two Nordic countries, which historically have maintained relatively neutral foreign policies over the last century, applied to join the United States-dominated military alliance following the launch of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. 

The French National Assembly voted 209-46 in favor of Finland and Sweden’s NATO application on August 3. In doing so, Press TV reported that France joined 20 other allies who “have already ratified the protocols.” 

In a similar vein, the US Senate voted in favor of the two Nordic countries’s accession to NATO on August 4. 

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Back in early July, all 30 members of NATO signed

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