Ministry of DefenceSvenska
The Armed Forces may order 60 Gripen E
The Swedish government has decided on the procurement of 60 JAS 39 E to the Swedish Armed Forces. The decision was taken with strong parliamentary approval. The Swedish Riksdag approved the government's proposal December 11.
Karin Enström new Minister for Defence
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has today, Wednesday 18 April, appointed Karin Enström as Minister for Defence and head of the Ministry of Defence. Karin Enström will take up her post with immediate effect. Karin Enström comes from Vaxholm and was formerly a captain in the Swedish Amphibious Corps. Most recently she has been Member of the Riksdag where she has chaired the Committee on Foreign Affairs. She has previously served on the Riksdag Committee on Defence.
Sten Tolgfors resigns
As of today, the 29th of March, Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors resigns his position. Sten Tolgfors will return to the Swedish Parliament as the MP for his constituency Örebro.
09 November 2011
International summit in Örebro on 15-16 November
20 March 2009
A functional defence - with a substantially strengthened defence capability
13 August 2009
How will the Swedish Presidency take the EU defence policy further?
06 March 2009
New supreme commander appointed today