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  • Press conference on the NATO accession process and Swedish security

    The ministers during a pressconference
    Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström. Photo: Ninni Andersson/ Government Offices of Sweden

    After a meeting of the new National Security Council on 24 January, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström and Minister for Defence Pål Jonson held a press conference on the NATO accession process and Swedish security.

  • Heavy advanced weapons to Ukraine

    Ulf Kristersson, Prime Minister Ebba Busch, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry and Deputy Prime Minister Mats Persson, Minister for Education Pål Jonson, Minister for Defence
    Minister for Defence Pål Jonson, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, Minister for Energy, Business and Industry Ebba Busch, Minister for Employment and Integration Johan Pehrson. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    The Government today presented a large three-part support package to Ukraine. The package includes a procurement cooperation scheme, instructions to the Swedish Armed Forces to prepare the transfer of the Archer Artillery System, and the largest defence equipment package to date. This includes recoilless rifles with ammunition, anti-tank weapons, assault rifles, mine clearance equipment, Combat Vehicle 90 (CV90) with ammunition, and light anti-armour weapon Robot 57 (NLAW), worth SEK 4.3 billion. 

Photo: Frida Drake/Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Swedish Government’s stance is clear: support to Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and a stronger Sweden. Sweden, the EU and many other countries are standing with Ukraine.

Here you will find information about the Government’s work related to the security situation in Ukraine.

Illustration: The Government Offices of Sweden

Sweden and NATO

Information about the Government’s work in relation to Sweden’s application for NATO membership is gathered here.

A hand in the air during a demonstration
The Government strongly condemns violence by Iranian authorities against peaceful demonstrators. Photo: TT

Sweden supports the Iranian people’s demand for human rights

Sweden and the rest of the EU have expressed clear support for the Iranians, especially women and girls, who are peacefully demonstrating for their human rights. Sweden has individually, and together with the other EU Member States, condemned the violence that the Iranian authorities have used against demonstrators. Sweden has also called for those responsible for the death of Mahsa Jina Amini to be held accountable.

Illustration: Government Offices

Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023

Sweden holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union during the first half of 2023.

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