Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence is responsible for Sweden’s military defence and its support agencies. Its strategic planning includes international operations and security-building activities, which the agencies are instructed to implement and follow up.

Responsible minister

Peter Hultqvist
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

News from Ministry of Defence

  • Sweden joins the German-led Framework Nations Concept (FNC)

    On June 28, the Swedish government tasked the Swedish Armed Forces to take part in the German-led Framework Nations Concept.

  • Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist signs JEF agreement in London

    At the meeting, the defence ministers discussed the future vision of JEF, with the agreed view that JEF is an important building block of the security policy cooperation in northern Europe.
    At the meeting, the defence ministers discussed the future vision of JEF, with the agreed view that JEF is an important building block of the security policy cooperation in northern Europe. Photo: Marinette Nyh Radebo/Government Offices of Sweden

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited London on 27-28 June. Together with his colleagues within the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) Minister Hultqvist signed a memorandum of understanding through which JEF reaches full operational capability.

The Swedish Defence Bill 2016-2020

Thursday, April 23, the Government proposed a Defence Bill 2016-2020 for the Parliament. The defence bill is based on a broad political agreement between five parties; the Social Democratic Party, Moderate Party, Green Party, Centre Party and Christian Democrats.

Defence cooperation between Finland and Sweden

In the autumn of 2013, Sweden and Finland announced their intent to deepen their defence cooperation.

Swedish Defence Commission

The Defence Commission is a forum for consultation between the government and representatives of the political parties in Riksdag.

Development of modern total defence

The total defence includes all activities preparing the society for war and consists of both civil and military defence. When the Government has declared raised or highest level of alert the total defence includes all societal activities.

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