Tag: Foreign minister

  • Right now: Finland’s foreign minister is holding a press conference about the NATO process

    Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto is holding a press conference on the Finnish NATO process on Monday afternoon. On Sunday, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, opened up to admitting Finland, but not Sweden, into NATO. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast with political reporter Mats Eriksson and Sveriges Radio Finska’s news director Riitta Niemi.

  • Foreign Minister Haavisto: The road to NATO is still open for Finland and Sweden

    Finland does not expect progress on the ratification of its NATO membership before Turkey’s elections in May, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) told Yle.

  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the idea of ​​a security adviser to the prime minister

    The prime minister’s office raised the idea of ​​establishing the position a couple of weeks ago, saying that the advisor and the special unit they lead would strengthen the agency’s capabilities to assist the prime minister in security policy issues within his own field. As required by NATO membership. The advisor was supposed to be […]

  • The government holds a press conference about the NATO process

    The government holds a press conference on the NATO process with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M), Foreign Minister Tobias Billström (M) and Defense Minister Pål Jonson (M). Lately, the process has had a hitch in the machinery after the burning of the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast.

  • Finland can reassess NATO’s bid Foreign Minister

    The country can imagine joining the alliance without fellow candidate Sweden, said Pekka Haavisto Sweden’s recent difficulties in obtaining Turkey’s consent to join NATO may cause Finland to seek only accession to the US-led military alliance, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has indicated. Helsinki and Stockholm submitted their applications for NATO membership together and would […]

  • Fallout from another Koran burning: How Rasmus Paludan’s actions could affect matters of enormous importance

    Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has condemned the actions of Rasmus Paludan in Stockholm on Saturday, where he burned the Koran near the Turkish embassy. Rasmussen referred to Paludan as a “Danish-Swedish” citizen, but he is Danish-raised, and it was in Denmark that he trained and worked as a lawyer before becoming a full-time agitator […]

  • EU approves new arms package for Ukraine

    The bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to give Kyiv nearly $550 million worth of arms EU foreign ministers approved a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine on Monday, Swedish officials have said. The arms bonanza is worth $542 million, but does not include the German tanks that Kyiv and its allies are hoping for. The […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • Finland delivers more than 400 million euros of defense equipment to Ukraine

    Minister of Defense Mikko Savola (Centre) said on Friday that Ukraine still needs support to defend its territory against Russian attacks. “The current package is clearly the largest so far,” he emphasized news release. He stated that the package contained heavy weapons and ammunition and added that the contents were determined based on both the […]

  • Finland delivers more than 400 million euros of defense equipment to Ukraine

    Minister of Defense Mikko Savola (Centre) said on Friday that Ukraine still needs support to defend its territory against Russian attacks. “The current package is clearly the largest so far,” he emphasized news release. He stated that the package contained heavy weapons and ammunition and added that the contents were determined based on both the […]

  • ‘Hurtful and despicable’: Pak PM Sharif condemns ‘burning’ of Koran in Sweden

    Islamabad [Pakistan]January 22 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday criticized the alleged burning of the Quran during a protest outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm, Pakistani news agency The News International reported, adding that he called the incident extremely hurtful and despicable. According to the news report, Turkey and Saudi Arabia joined several […]

  • Trkiye questions Sweden’s NATO prospects

    Ankara accused Stockholm of allowing a “direct hate crime” in violation of an agreement to join NATO Trkiye has accused Sweden of not fulfilling its obligations to crack down on “terrorist” groups and exterminate theirs “propaganda” under a deal it had signed to earn Ankara’s blessing to join NATO. The latest diplomatic spat comes after […]

  • Trkiye questions Sweden’s NATO prospects

    Ankara accused Stockholm of allowing a ?direct hate crime? in violation of an agreement to join NATO Türkiye has accused Sweden of failing to meet its obligations to crack down on “terrorist groups” and root out their “propaganda” under a deal it had signed to earn Ankara’s blessing to join NATO. The latest diplomatic spat […]

  • Iranian FM warns of reprisals over the EU’s blacklisted Revolutionary Guard

    TEHRAN, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) — Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that any retaliatory measures, including a withdrawal of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), from Iran will be possible if Europe does not change its anti-Tehran positions. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made this in an interview with the official parliamentary news agency ICANA, in response to a question […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag (VIDEO)

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Trkiye questions Sweden’s NATO commitment

    Ankara accused Stockholm of allowing a “direct hate crime” in violation of an agreement to join NATO Trkiye has accused Sweden of not fulfilling its obligations to crack down on “terrorist” groups and exterminate theirs “propaganda” under a deal it had signed to earn Ankara’s blessing to join NATO. The latest diplomatic spat comes after […]

  • Trkiye questions Sweden’s NATO commitment

    Ankara accused Stockholm of allowing a ?direct hate crime? in violation of an agreement to join NATO Türkiye has accused Sweden of failing to meet its obligations to crack down on “terrorist groups” and root out their “propaganda” under a deal it had signed to earn Ankara’s blessing to join NATO. The latest diplomatic spat […]