Sweden plans to join the European Intervention Initiative (EII), a joint military project between European nations proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron in September 2017, Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told Sveriges Radio.

“[Joining the European Intervention Initiative] will provide Sweden with greater security, thanks to the fact that we will enter the international network. In case there is a crisis involving many counties simultaneously, we should be able to interact in such a situation”, Hultqvist said in an interview.