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

  • State secretary Jan Salestrand participated in Polish-Swedish roundtable on security policy

    Participants in the Polish-Swedish roundtable on security policy.
    Participants in the Polish-Swedish roundtable on security policy in Warsaw. Photo: Annelie Gregor / Government Officies

    State secretary Jan Salestrand participated in the first Polish-Swedish roundtable on security policy on 4-5 June.

  • The Minister of Defence of the Netherlands visited Stockholm

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and his Dutch colleague Ank Bijleveld-Schouten
    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received his Dutch colleague Ank Bijleveld-Schouten at Kastellholmen in Stockholm. Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Officies of Sweden

    Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received his Dutch colleague Ank Bijleveld-Schouten in Stockholm on 24 May. The ministers discussed bilateral defence relations and the security situation in the Baltic Sea region, among other themes.

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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