Nato expansion: Finland and Sweden set to announce plans to join bloc

By Matt MurphyBBC NewsImage caption, Prime Minister Sanna Marin (R) met Swedish leader Magdalena Andersson in Stockholm to discuss Nato earlier this monthFinland and Sweden are set to announce simultaneous bids to join Nato next month, local media has reported. Finnish newspaper Iltalehti said the two countries’ leaders could meet in the week of 16 May to announce the bid. Swedish outlet Aftonbladet added that the US and UK have agreed to provide security support during the application process, citing government officials.