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.
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Enhanced Nordic dialogue and information exchange in the event of crisis and conflict – summary of defence ministerial meetings on 19–20 November
Sweden’s year as chair of the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) was summarised when the Nordic defence ministers met in Stockholm on 19 November. "In 2019, Sweden and our Nordic neighbours have jointly laid the foundation for closer dialogue in the event of a serious crisis or conflict in our region. We have strengthened our ability to reach a common understanding of the security situation during a crisis", says Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist.
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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Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met with Ukrainian colleague
On 5 March, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited Ukraine. Mr Hultqvist met with President Petro Poroshenko and his Ukrainian defence minister colleague Stepan Poltorak. During the meetings, deepened bilateral defence cooperation between the countries was discussed.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at Saab Global Eye roll-out
Linköping, 22 February Check against delivery.
Inquiry on Swedish Armed Forces’ long-term equipment needs presented
On 20 February, the Government’s Inquiry Chair Ingemar Wahlberg presented his report on the Swedish Armed Forces’ long-term equipment needs. The Inquiry’s remit included conducting an analysis of the Swedish Armed Forces’ equipment needs and presenting proposals on priority and efficiency measures, both within and beyond allocated financial frameworks.
The Minister for Defence attended the Munich Security Conference
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended the Munich Security Conference Munich Security Conference on 16-18 February. This year's conference highlighted the threat to the democratic world order, new prerequisites for a common European defense policy and analyzes of regional development in Africa, Eastern and Central Europe and the Middle East.
The Government of Sweden tasks the Armed Forces to support the United Nations with gender competence
On 25 January the Swedish government decided to task the Armed Forces to support the United Nations with gender competence. Sweden is responding to a sought after need within the UN and will thereby continue to be an active partner for gender equality and its development within the UN system.
Peter Hultqvist met Japan's State Minister of Defence
On Wednesday, 17 January, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received Japan’s State Minister of Defence Tomohiro Yamamoto. The meeting is part of a two-day programme in Sweden.
The transatlantic link in focus at the security conference Snow Meeting
On 11-12 January the Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist, took part in the security conference Snow Meeting in Trakai, west of Vilnius. The Minister of Foreign Affairs in Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, hosted the conference.
Swedish Defence Commission presents report on total defence concept and civil defence
On 20 December the Swedish Defence Commission presented the report Resilience - the total defence concept and the development of civil defence 2021-2025.
Media invitation: On Wednesday 20 December the Swedish Defence Commission will submit their report to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist
On Wednesday 20 December the Swedish Defence Commission will submit their report, Resilience – Sweden’s total defence concept 2021-2025, to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at Atlantic Council's conference Securing Northern Europe – Bridging the Baltic Sea, North atlantic and the Arctic
Stockholm, 12 December 2017. Check against delivery.