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Bilateral defence meeting between Sweden and Finland in Karlskrona
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist visited Karlskrona together with his Finnish counterpart Antti Kaikkonen on 9–10 March. The ministers discussed the security situation in the Baltic Sea region, bilateral defence cooperation, coming exercises, international missions and other issues of common interest.
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Discussions on the challenges of the West was at focus during the Munich Security Conference 2020
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist attended the Munich Security Conference (MSC) from 14 to 16 February. This year’s theme was “Is the world becoming less Western?”.
Speech by Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist at the Ukrainian seminar, Yalta European Strategy/Viktor Pinchuk Foundation
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Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist to receive Hungary’s Minister of Defence Tibor Benkö on 19 February
On Wednesday 19 February, Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist will receive Hungary’s Minister of Defence Tibor Benkö at Karlberg Palace for a bilateral meeting.
Referral to the Council on Legislation on operational military support between Sweden and Finland
The Government decided on 6 February to refer a proposal to the Council on Legislation on operational military support between Sweden and Finland. The legislative proposal aims, among other things, to enable faster decisions on providing and receiving operational military support within the framework of Swedish-Finnish defence cooperation.
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.
Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist to host Nordic defence minister meeting
The Nordic defence ministers will meet on 19–20 November within the framework of the common Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). Sweden holds the chair in 2019, and the ministers are expected to agree on matters such as a mechanism for crisis consultations between defence ministries.
Press invitation to Nordic defence ministerial meeting on 19–20 November in Stockholm
The Nordic defence ministers will meet on 19–20 November in Stockholm within the framework of Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO). The issues the ministers will discuss include a common platform for dialogue on security and defence policy for more efficient practical defence cooperation.
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.
Denmark's Defence minister visited Sweden
Denmark's new Defence minister Trine Bramsen visited Sweden on August 30 for bilateral talks with Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. The ministers discussed bilateral defence cooperation, the security policy situation in Northern Europe, international operations and other defence policy issues of common interest.