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Press release from Ministry of Defence

Press briefing at EI2 ministerial meeting on Friday 24 September at 15.00 at Karlberg Castle, Stockholm


Swedish Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist and French Minister of Defence Florence Parly and ministers or delegations leaders from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy will hold a press briefing at Karlberg Castle, Stockholm, on Friday 24 September at 15.00.

Place: Karlbergs Castle, Stockholm

The press briefing will take place at the margins of the Annual Minister’s Meeting of European Intervention Initiative (EI2), a multilateral defence cooperation body with thirteen member countries.

Ministers Parly and Hultqvist will make short introductory remarks on the EI2 meeting and the issues discussed and will then take a few questions. Ministers of delegation leaders from the EI2-member countries will also participate in the press briefing and are available for one-on-ones.

Time: Friday 24 September 2021 15.00 – 15.30 Central European Summer Time (CEST).

Venue: Outside in the courtyard, Karlberg Castle, Stockholm. Entrance for members of the media via the gate on the back side of the castle. Closest address: Karlbergs slottsväg.

Weather forecast: 8 degrees, cloudy. (The press conference will take place outside.)

Language: English

Registration: Please register for the event by email to: Pre-registration is compulsory. Please also let us know in advance regarding interest in one-on-one interviews.

Moderator for the press conference will be the MoD Sweden’s press secretary Toni Eriksson, +46 73 072 83 16,

Press contact

Toni Eriksson
Press Secretary to Minister for Defence Peter Hultqvist
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
Mobile +46 73 072 83 16
email to Toni Eriksson

The European Intervention Initiative (EI2)

In 2019, Sweden joined the French-initiated defence cooperation, the European Intervention Initiative (EI2). This cooperation is aimed at developing a common strategic culture among the participating countries and thus a European capability to take action in crisis management operations. The cooperation contributes to strengthening security and defence policy cooperation in Europe.