Defence

This policy area deals with the military defence sector and coordination with the civil defence sector, as well as with issues concerning the national total defence service. The area also includes bilateral and multilateral defence and defence equipment cooperation, admission to Swedish territory, defence intelligence operations and communications security.

Responsible for defence

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Pål Jonsson
Pål Jonson Minister for Defence
Carl-Oskar Bohlin
Carl-Oskar Bohlin Minister for Civil Defence

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Pål Jonson
Minister for Defence Pål Jonson. Photo: The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union

Continued support to Ukraine and closer cooperation with NATO in focus at EU defence ministers meeting

Continued support to Ukraine and the EU’s closer cooperation with NATO were in focus at the EU defence ministers meeting in Brussels on 15 November. This was Pål Jonson’s first EU meeting as Sweden’s Minister for Defence.

Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen standing next to each other and answer questions from media. In front of them is a table with microphones.
Minister for Defence Pål Jonson and Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen met with media. Photo: Finland’s Ministry of Defence

Sweden’s and Finland’s NATO membership applications in focus when Minister for Defence visited Finland

On Monday 24 October, Minister for Defence Pål Jonson visited Finland’s Minister of Defence Antti Kaikkonen in Helsinki. It was Mr Jonson’s first visit abroad as Minister for Defence.

Minister for Defence Pål Jonson
Minister for Defence Pål Jonson Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Pål Jonson is new Minister for Defence

Pål Jonson is new Minister for Defence and head of ministry.

Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin
Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices of Sweden

Carl-Oskar Bohlin is new Minister for Civil Defence

Carl-Oskar Bohlin is new Minister for Civil Defence at the Ministry of Defence.

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