Today, the government submitted the bill on Swedish membership in NATO to the Riksdag. “A historic event”, according to Foreign Minister Tobias Billström (M).
The Riksdag is expected to act quickly on the law so that a decision can be made as early as March. The exercise period is shortened to five days and thus expires on Monday next week. And now there is a preliminary date for when the vote will take place in the chamber.
The plan is for the bill to be adjusted, as it is called, in the foreign affairs committee on March 16. After that, a debate and a decision can be taken on March 22.
– The security situation Sweden finds itself in justifies getting the legislation through the Riksdag as soon as possible, Billström told TT yesterday.
Six out of eight parties in the Riksdag support the law. The Green Party and the Left Party, with 42 of the Riksdag’s 349 mandates, are against it.