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Nato 2022 Madrid summit: what has been agreed?

By Martin Belam

30 Jun 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

The NATO summit in Madrid is considered to have been one of the most important such meetings since the end of the Cold War. The Guardian provides a useful summary of what leaders actually agreed on.

At the Nato summit in Madrid this week sweeping changes to the western military alliance were agreed by leaders, including a huge increase in the number of troops deployed in Europe.

About 300,000 troops across the continent will be placed at high readiness from next year in case Russia threatens a military attack on any member of the alliance, and Finland and Sweden will be formally invited to join.

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