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EU to protect Finland and Sweden until they join Nato

If Russia were to attack Finland or Sweden before they became Nato members, they could invoke a joint defence clause in the EU treaty "obliging" other EU countries to help, EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said Tuesday. "They can count on the full support of the EU", he said. Finnish MPs Tuesday voted 188 against eight to join Nato, amid plans to hand in their application with Sweden Wednesday.

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