Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession

Syllabus: GS-II Subject: International Relations Topic: International institutions, agencies and fora, Issue: NATO


  • Hungary’s parliament approved Sweden’s NATO accession.
  • Sweden abandoned its non-alignment policy after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.
  • It became the 32nd member of NATO.

Prelims Connect: (Institutions in news)

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

●       It is an intergovernmental military alliance, established in 1949.

●       Collective defence: Article 5 of North Atlantic Treaty commits its member states to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external force.

●       HQ: Brussels, Belgium.


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