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.
News from Ministry of Defence
Long-term financing of military defence
In the Budget Bill for 2020 the Government proposes that military defence will be allocated an additional five billion SEK for the year 2022. This investment is fully funded through a bank tax. The Budget Bill is based on an agreement between the Government, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
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 U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist met U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Washington D.C. on 18 May. The ministers discussed the deepened defence cooperation between the two countries.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist on Northern European Security
Key Note Speech at John Hopkins University. Washington, May 17, 2017. Check against delivery.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at Johns Hopkins
On May 16 Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist gave a speech at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C. In his speech, the Minister for Defence focused on security policy development in Northern Europe.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited the UN Headquarters in New York City
On May 15, Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited the UN Headquarters in New York City. In addition to visiting the Swedish Permanent Mission, the Minister for Defence also represented Sweden in an open debate on conflict-related sexual violence held at the UN Security Council.
Speech by the Swedish Minister for Defence at United Nation's Security Council
Speech by the Swedish Minister for Defence at the Security Council. Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings New York, May 16 2017. Check against delivery.
The Defense Minister of Indonesia visited Sweden
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist recieved on May 8 his Indonesian colleague Ryamizard Ryacudu at Karlberg Castle. Following ceremonial honors, the ministers discussed the security policy developments in Northern Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as common defence material related issues.
Total defence receives SEK 500 million in additional funding
In the spring budget, the Government has proposed extra funding to strengthen total defence this year. The Government is allocating an additional SEK 500 million to the Swedish Armed Forces and Sweden’s total defence capability in 2017.
Sweden adding 500 million SEK to 2017 defence budget
The Swedish government and the parties of the defence agreement have agreed to allocate 500 million SEK extra during 2017, to boost military capability and to enhance the capability of the total defence. The decision to strengthen the defence economy in 2017 is based on information from the Swedish Armed Forces.