Watch the webinar: How did Sweden and Finland go from a clear ‘no’ to saying ‘yes’ to NATO?

22 June 2022

In the past both Sweden and Finland have clearly stated that there has been no majority among the population nor in Parliament for joining NATO. However, all changed in just under three months following the invasion of Ukraine and Russia’s heightened rhetoric and threats against the two countries. Since then, the two Nordic allies have now shown determination and coordination, in both tonality and action.

On the 17 June, the Swedish Chambers International and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom, in partnership with Miltton Public Affairs. hosted a webinar discussing Sweden and Finland’s journey to NATO, and “what now”? The webinar was moderated by Katri Makkonen, journalist and communications professional who previously worked as director of communications for Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö.

Watch the full webinar below: 


H.E. Mikaela Kumlin Granit, Swedish Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Stefan Wallin
, former Minister of Defense of Finland
Niklas Nordström, former Mayor of Luleå and Chairman of Business Sweden
H.E. Maimo Henriksson, Finnish Ambassador to Sweden
Johan Wiktorin, Executive Intelligence Advisor and Co-founder of Intil

About the Swedish Chambers International (SCI)

The Swedish Chambers International (SCI) is the umbrella organisation for Swedish Chambers of Commerce globally. Today, it represents Swedish Chambers across a large number of key trading locations with strong Swedish business ties. The SCI works with public bodies and other organisations and stakeholders - with the joint goal to expand the bilateral trade and economic exchange, and see it as essential for prosperity and development.

Keep in touch on social
SCC chief executive Peter Sandberg speaks about #Brexit in @sverigesradio , about UK, the current state and what to expect next. Tune in:
Yesterday, we welcomed seven new members to our Board of Directors at our 115th Annual General Meeting. Learn more:
The Swedish-British relationship is one of friendship and trade and has gone from strength to strength over the last few decades, SCC Chief Executive Peter Sandberg writes in today's City AM
Join our mailing list