Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Minister for Civil Defence

Ministry of Defence

“A strong civil defence is required for the defence of Sweden. Building resilience throughout society increases Sweden’s security in an increasingly difficult security situation. Civil defence must be strong enough to carry Swedish society in its basic functions, while also capable of assisting the military defence in carrying out its tasks.”

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  • New act will stop investments in companies by foreign actors that could harm Sweden

    Foreign direct investments are hugely important to Sweden’s business sector. At the same time, there are risks associated with foreign actors investing in protected activities. The Government has therefore today decided to refer a proposal to the Council on Legislation for a new act under which investments that involve security risks can be reviewed by a special screening authority and, if necessary, prohibited.

    “Security developments have shown the risks of foreign powers controlling critical infrastructure and gaining influence in the defence and security industry. We need to do our utmost to protect Sweden, and Swedish companies whose activities are of importance to national security interests, from being controlled by foreign powers,” says Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin.

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