Baltic: Sweden’s NATO membership strengthens Baltic security: experts

Sweden joining NATO strengthens Baltic security by allowing for better planning and information sharing among members, according to Estonian experts, ERR reports. Sweden’s membership will make NATO’s defence activities more effective and deter Russia in the Baltic region, the experts believe. Sweden brings strong naval and air capabilities, early warning systems, and a significant defence industry to the alliance. However, there are concerns about how Sweden’s strategic interests might differ from those of the three Baltic States, and how well military command structures would be integrated.