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Podemos reserves its vote in Congress before the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO

MADRID, 6 Ago.

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Podemos reserves its vote in Congress before the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO


Podemos prefers not to reveal, for the time being, what position it will maintain when Congress has to decide on the accession of Sweden and Finland to NATO, although it stresses that reinforcing the Atlantic Alliance is not the path that Europe requires.

This has been detailed by the secretary of Institutional Action of Podemos and co-spokesperson of the formation, María Teresa Pérez, in an interview with Europa Press in which she has referred to the decision that, after the appropriate reflection, the parliamentary group adopts at the time of United We Can.

Last June, during the NATO summit held in Madrid, Turkey lifted its veto on the entry into this military organization of the two Scandinavian countries that, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, chose to put an end to their historic neutrality.

A month later, last Monday, the Council of Ministers the accession protocols and sent them to the Cortes. In September, when the new session begins, both documents will be processed by Congress by the urgent procedure and Podemos will have to take a picture.

Without wanting to anticipate what the meaning of her vote will be, María Teresa Pérez explained that Podemos' position regarding the Atlantic Alliance is "clear", defending that "this is not the time to delve into an obsolete structure that is not providing answers to today's international challenges.

In contrast, he has opted to advance in the construction of a strategic autonomy of the European Union (EU) to decide on the course of the community project, neighborhood relations and if they want to "bet on peace or on war".

Regarding the war in Ukraine, the former 'dwelling' deputy has insisted that "sufficient efforts are not being made" through diplomatic channels to end this conflict "in the heart of Europe".

In this context, he has warned that for the continent "it is not the best decision" to depend on "interests, often conflicting, of foreign powers such as the United States. Therefore, the way for Podemos is to advance in greater European sovereignty with respect to the NATO.

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