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The former prime minister of Finland actually increased her party’s vote share, but the collapse of her coalition partners has cost her the top job.
Finland joins Nato in a major blow to Putin which doubles the length of the alliance’s border with Russia5 min read
Finland has gone from neutral to a Nato member in 30 years, in a move that effectively doubles the length of the border between Nato and Russia, and Sweden could be set to follow.
Sweden and Finland’s plans to join Nato are a symbol of a major shake-up of the European security order.
Nato enlargement to Sweden and Finland could be a dangerous strategy if it backs Russia into a corner. Vladimir Putin may well turn to his often-threatened nuclear capability.