Press release from Ministry of Defence

Peter Hultqvist received Defence Commission’s final report

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On 14 May, the chair of the Defence Commission, Björn von Sydow, submitted his final report to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist.

Peter Hultqvist and Björn von Sydow
The chair of the Defence Commission, Björn von Sydow, submitted his final report to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Ninni Andersson / Government Offices

“The Defence Commission has undertaken a thorough analysis of huge importance for Sweden’s defence and security policy. The Commission has completed its task well and managed to incorporate the supplementary instructions on greater order in defence finances into the final report.”

“The Commission’s work and conclusions will now be the starting point for the Government’s future work. The next step for the Government is to task the Swedish Armed Forces and the Defence Materiel Administration with analysing the economic implications and feasibility of the Defence Commission’s proposals. The Government plans to present a defence policy bill for the period 2021–2025 to the Riksdag in 2020,” said Mr Hultqvist at the presentation of the report.

The cross-party Commission has been working since January 2017 to analyse international developments and the associated implications for Sweden’s defence and security policy.