‘Finnish Parliament Gives Green Light to NATO Membership with Overwhelming Majority – You’ll Never Walk Alone!’

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On May 17, Parliament adopted an opinion on government reports on the changing security environment and Finland’s application to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO.

‘Never Again Alone’ Finnish Parliament Votes 188-8 in Favor of Joining NATO

‘Never again alone!’ This phrase coined by Finnish general Adolf Ehrenrooth, who served during Winter and Continuation Wars, was repeatedly featured in speeches by the members of Parliament in favor of joining NATO. In the picture, Parliament Building on May 16, 2022. Photograph: TONY ÖHBERG/FINLAND TODAY

Finnish Parliament is in favor of Finland joining NATO with a vote 188-8. The Parliament voted late on Tuesday afternoon.

In the past few days, a total of 212 speeches were heard in the Plenary Hall. The debate lasted over 14 hours.

‘Never Again Alone’ Finnish Parliament Votes 188-8 in Favor of Joining NATO

On Tuesday, the handing on the NATO matter continued with a single reading based on the Foreign Affairs Committee report, which was presented by Jussi Halla-aho (the Finns Party), who serves as the chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee. Halla-aho pictured on May 17, 2022. Photograph: TONY ÖHBERG/FINLAND TODAY

In the spring of 2022, Parliament handled two government reports on the changing security environment and foreign policy situation. The referral debate of the first government report (Report on Changes in the Security Environment) took place on April 20.

The referral debate of the second government report (Report on Finland’s Accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) took place on May 16.

‘Never Again Alone’ Finnish Parliament Votes 188-8 in Favor of Joining NATO

Speaker of Parliament Matti Vanhanen (the Centre) at the plenary session on May 17, 2022. Photograph: TONY ÖHBERG/FINLAND TODAY

Parliament will notify the government of its opinion in a parliamentary communication which is signed by Matti Vanhanen (the Centre), the speaker of Parliament.

Following parliamentary consideration, President Sauli Niinistö, based on a proposal presented by the government, can decide on Finland’s aspirations to initiate accession talks to NATO.

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Source: finlandtoday.fi

12 Comments
  1. EmilySmith says

    As a Finnish citizen, I fully support the decision of the Finnish Parliament to join NATO. It’s crucial for our security and stability in the current global landscape.

  2. EmilySmith91 says

    Do you think joining NATO will significantly affect Finland’s foreign policy and regional stability?

    1. MarkJohnson78 says

      Joining NATO will undoubtedly have a major impact on Finland’s foreign policy and regional stability. Being part of a strong alliance like NATO can provide added security and stability, but it may also bring about changes in Finland’s diplomatic relationships and defense strategy.

  3. EmilySmith says

    I strongly believe that Finland’s decision to join NATO is a crucial step towards ensuring national security and fostering stronger international ties. The historical context and current changing security environment make this move necessary for the country’s defense. It’s inspiring to see the unity and determination shown by the Finnish Parliament towards this important decision.

  4. AnneSmith says

    As a Finnish citizen, I strongly support Finland’s decision to join NATO. It’s crucial for our security in today’s changing world. Let’s never be alone again!

  5. LauraSmith says

    As a Finnish citizen, I believe that joining NATO will provide our country with the necessary security and support in a rapidly changing international environment. It’s time for Finland to stand strong together with our allies and say ‘Never again alone!’

  6. EmilySmith123 says

    As a Finnish citizen, I am thrilled to see the overwhelming support for Finland’s NATO membership in the Parliament vote. This decision will bring a sense of security and unity to our nation. You’ll never walk alone, Finland!

  7. EmilySmith23 says

    As a member of the Finnish community, I believe that Finland’s decision to join NATO is a step in the right direction for ensuring our security and stability in the ever-changing international landscape. The overwhelming majority vote in Parliament reflects the unity and determination of our nation. We stand stronger together, and with NATO membership, we’ll never walk alone in facing future challenges.

  8. Emily_Smith says

    What are the main reasons driving the overwhelming majority in the Finnish Parliament to approve NATO membership?

    1. James_Brown says

      One of the main driving forces behind the overwhelming majority in the Finnish Parliament approving NATO membership is the desire to ensure collective defense and security in an increasingly uncertain geopolitical landscape.

  9. Ellie_Reporter says

    It’s great to see such overwhelming support for Finland’s NATO membership! The phrase ‘Never again alone’ truly encapsulates the spirit of unity and security in these changing times.

  10. Ella Smith says

    As a political analyst, I find Finland’s decision to join NATO a strategic move that will definitely enhance its security and international standing. The overwhelming majority vote in Parliament is a clear indication of the country’s commitment to never walk alone in times of need.

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