Finland and Sweden say they will work more closely with NATO by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic countries in emergency situations.

The Finnish government says the Host Nation Support agreement applies to situations which include "disasters, disruptions and threats to security."

It also enables joint training exercises and military cooperation.

Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja said Wednesday that the pact does not mean Finland, which alread...


This story is part of New Europe's Premium content.

To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In from the ↑ Top of the Page ↑
new europe join now