This area describes how Sweden, unilaterally and together with other states, works to counter the threat posed by terrorism. It also covers issues of legislation against money laundering and terrorist financing.
News about combating terrorism
Sweden hosted expert meeting on tribunal
The 3 June, Sweden hosted a meeting of experts at senior official level, with participants from eleven EU countries, including Sweden, Germany, France, the UK and the Netherlands, and representatives of the EU and the UK. During the meeting in Stockholm today, the senior officials discussed matters related to accountability for crimes committed in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Government proposes tougher terrorist legislation
In a proposal referred to the Council on Legislation for consideration, the Government proposes that it should be made a punishable offence to participate in the activities of a terrorist organisation.
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New act to increase opportunities for camera surveillance
The Government is proposing a new camera surveillance act. The permit requirement will be removed in some cases, and it will be easier for the police and municipalities, for example, to receive permits for camera surveillance.
Internal border controls prolonged
The Government has decided to prolong internal border controls for an additional six months, up to and including 11 May 2018. The decision was taken in accordance with EU legislation and the Government's assessment that there is still a threat to public order and domestic security.
Several major investments in the Ministry of Justice's areas of responsibility in the Government's autumn budget
On 20 September 2017, the Government presented the Budget Bill for 2018 to the Riksdag. The budget contains comprehensive investments in the Swedish Police Authority, other parts of the judicial system and civil defence. The Budget Bill is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
Agreement on anti-terrorism measures
This agreement is based on the previous agreement from December 2015 and the national anti-terrorism strategy adopted in August 2015. The parties can also pursue additional anti-terrorism proposals above and beyond this agreement in a constructive spirit.
Ending Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Op-ed by Swedish Minister of Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke and Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, Huffington Post 29 June 2017 The safety of journalists is deteriorating across the globe. Journalists and media workers are victims of censorship, pressure, threats, physical abuse, violent attacks or mortal violence. Tackling this challenge successfully calls for political will and intensified cooperation. We call on all governments to join UNESCO in a renewed and stronger commitment to defend freedom of expression.
Swedish Statement at the Security Council Open Briefing on Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Statement delivered by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Open Briefing on Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Wednesday, 28 June 2017, New York.
Speech by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the University of Warsaw, 19 June 2017
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Anders Ygeman signed cooperation agreements with Moldova and Georgia
On 6–7 February, Anders Ygeman visited Moldova and Georgia to sign cooperation agreements on law enforcement.
Border controls prolonged until November
The Swedish Government has decided to prolong internal border controls from June 8th up to and including November 11th 2016. Following a decision in the Council of the European Union, internal border controls are no longer prolonged on a monthly basis.