44 profiles from the cultural and political sector writes in a debate article in Svenska Dagbladet today that they are worried that Sweden will gradually join NATO without any debate.
They write: “Behind the people’s back, there has been a hidden adaptation to NATO. The process has now gone so far so NATO-supporters can say that Sweden is already member to ninety percent (…) so we can as well take the last step to full membership”
The writers establish that more than twice as many Swedes are against a NATO membership, than those who are in favor of it. They claim that the slow adaptation, which might logically end up in a full membership, is undemocratic and lacks transparency. They therefore demand a “citizen commission with the duty to monitor the adoption process and its consequences for our security and democracy”
Among those who have signed the article are names like former Left party leader Gudrun Schyman and former member of the Swedish- and European parliament Per Gahrton from the Green party.