- 57 per cent of Swedes are now in favour of Sweden joining NATO, according to an opinion poll by pollster Demoskop, which is up from 51 per cent in a poll a month ago.
- Especially people who say they vote for the Social Democrats or the Sweden Democrats – two parties that have re-evaluated their stance since Russia invaded Ukraine – are now becoming more positive to joining the defence alliance.
- The poll is published in the tabloid Aftonbladet on the same day as its left-leaning editorial announces that it has swung in favour of Swedish membership in NATO.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Arctic Security: Will Canada’s federal budget deliver for NORAD?, Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: More than 2,300 Swedish and Finnish troops advance into Northern Norway to join NATO drills Cold Response, The Independent Barents Observer
Russia: Russia warns of nuclear, hypersonic deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO, Thompson Reuters
Sweden: NATO membership decision draws closer as Finnish and Swedish leaders meet, Radio Sweden
United States: Arctic nations say they’re ramping up military spending as they meet with U.S. Senators, Alaska Public Media