Angela Merkel’s European wake-up call is being answered in the Nordics

😭With Putin East and Trump West, Merkel call for Europe to stand up for itself, being answered by richest. Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway have over the past 2 years deepening their military😭

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US President Donald Trump shares a word with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Tunisia's President Beji Caid Essebsi, ... US President Donald Trump shares a word with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi, centre, listens, at a G7 Summit expanded session on Saturday. Photo: ANSA/AP

Oslo: With Vladimir Putin in the east and Donald Trump to the west, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now telling Europe it has to stand up for itself. It’s a call that’s already being answered by the continent’s richest region.

Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway have over the past two years been deepening their military cooperation to counter a deteriorating security situation in the Baltic and the Arctic. They are also forging closer ties on softer issues, presenting this week a joint initiative to meet sustainability goals, promoting the 20 million-person region’s shared values on social equality, and discussing joint interaction with China.

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