#Europe agenda: Sweden officially joins NATO and 4 more news I selected

Sweden officially joins NATO, ending decades of post-World War II neutrality — The Associated Press
Sweden has officially become the 32nd member of NATO, shifting from its long-standing neutrality after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The Swedish Prime Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State marked the occasion in Washington. Sweden’s entry is seen as strengthening NATO and enhancing Sweden’s security, particularly under NATO’s collective defense guarantee. Sweden’s membership was delayed due to objections from Turkey and Hungary, which have now been resolved.
France enshrines abortion rights in constitution, first country to do so — ABC News
French MPs and senators voted 780 to 72 to add abortion rights to the constitution, a global first. This historic decision follows the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade. Despite criticism that the right wasn’t at risk in France, where 80% support legal abortion, the move is seen as a proactive step to safeguard women’s rights.

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