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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Speech by the Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at the Munich Security Conference 2017 on “Arctic Security”
Munich, February 18th 2017 Check against delivery
Discussion on NATOs future at focus during the Munich Security Conference
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) from 17 to 19 February. Among the subjects on this year's conference agenda was the future of transatlantic relations and NATO after the election in the United States.
Research and development in area of defence needs to be strengthened says Inquiry
On 15 December, the Government’s Inquiry Chair Björn von Sydow presented his report ‘Research and development in the area of defence’ to the Government. In his report, Björn von Sydow proposes that SEK 200–300 million be made available for the research and development (R&D) activities of the Swedish Armed Forces to improve operational capabilities.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at Leangkollen Security Conference
Oslo, 13 February 2017 Check against delivery.
Inquiry report on equipment and logistics provision to the Swedish Armed Forces
On 14 December 2016, the Government’s Inquiry Chair Ingemar Wahlberg presented the report ‘Logistics for increased defence preparedness’ to the Government. The Inquiry proposes that activities in the Defence Materiel Administration relating to the operation and maintenance of equipment be transferred to the Swedish Armed Forces. This will thereby create a cohesive war organisation with associated logistics resources at the Swedish Armed Forces.
Georgian Minister for Defence Levan Izoria visited Sweden
On 24 January, the Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist received Georgia’s Minister for Defence Levan Izoria. The Ministers discussed defence cooperation, total defence and the security policy situation.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indonesia
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited Indonesia the 20th of December. The purpose of the trip was to sign a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of defence.
The Nordic countries agree on deepened military cooperation
On Wednesday 9 November 2016, the Nordic Ministers of Defence made a Joint Statement, after having signed a Memorandum of Understanding on enhanced and easier access to each others’ territories in peacetime. The agreement will improve the operational effect and quality of air, land and maritime operations. Also the Northern Group consisting of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden, have met today and came together informally for discussions on defence and security issues.
Prime Minister to receive Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka – press conference and photo opportunity
On 3–4 November, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka will visit Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Issues including jobs and growth, the internal market, decent working conditions and migration will be the focus of the talks at Rosenbad. Developing and deepening cooperation between the Czech Republic and Sweden in the EU context, not least in light of Brexit, will also be discussed.
The 2015 commission inquiry on The manning system of the Military Workforces presents the Official Report
A robust manning system of the military defence The manning system of the armed forces is ultimately intended to man all units with an adequate amount of soldiers and personnel that are trained under conditions that make it possible to meet the demands of the Swedish defence and security policy.