Swedish Government Opposed the Referendum on the Country's Membership in NATO
«I think this is a bad proposal for a number of reasons, I don't think this issue can be put to a referendum. <...> There is a lot of information related to state security and classified. That is, there are a number of issues that cannot be discussed», the head of the Swedish Cabinet said.
Earlier it was reported that Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said that the country opposes the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO. The Head of State said that the accession of the Scandinavian states to the Alliance should be postponed until the issues in the Balkans are fully resolved. Sweden and Finland intend to join NATO this summer. Helsinki will be the first to apply for membership in the Alliance in June. NATO believes that Sweden and Finland will expand the Alliance's capabilities, primarily in the field of intelligence gathering.