Tag: Peter Hultqvist

  • Turkey comments on the timeline for future NATO members

    Turkey comments on the timeline for future NATO members

    Ankara has made it clear that it will not give up unless Sweden and Finland address their concerns Sweden’s and Finland’s applications to join NATO could remain in limbo for a year, if the two Nordic nations continue to host Kurdish groups that Ankara considers to be “terrorists,“, said the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs […]

  • Tuesday’s newspapers: Nuclear power, summer weather and Finland’s rocky road to NATO

    Tuesday’s newspapers: Nuclear power, summer weather and Finland’s rocky road to NATO

    According to a recent survey, most Finns are in favor of building a new nuclear power plant. Financial messages reports. The results come from a recent survey commissioned by Uutissuomalainen, TS writes that 55 percent of respondents are in favor of construction and 19 percent are against. In addition, 26 percent said they were insecure […]

  • The top U.S. general will visit Helsinki before military operations

    The top U.S. general will visit Helsinki before military operations

    Chairman of the U.S. Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milleywill visit Finland on Friday as part of the European tour. Milley is scheduled to arrive from London, where she met with representatives "Five Eyes" intelligence union, which includes the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He also attended the party Queen […]

  • The Prime Minister’s difficult seat and the gift to Joe Biden

    The Prime Minister’s difficult seat and the gift to Joe Biden

    The tours around NATO have been many. We go through the latest and wonder how Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s winner has reacted to the conditions set by Turkey to approve a Swedish application for NATO membership. We go through classic meetings between Swedish prime ministers and American presidents, referring to the fact that Magdalena Andersson […]

  • Biden hosts leaders in Finland, Sweden following NATO applications

    Biden hosts leaders in Finland, Sweden following NATO applications

    Pentagon – US President Joe Biden will host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson for talks on Thursday in the White House on their applications to join NATO, support for Ukraine and European security. On Wednesday, Biden praised what he called Sweden’s and Finland’s “important decisions” after they formally applied for […]

  • NATO responds to Turkish terrorism

    NATO responds to Turkish terrorism

    Ankara said it would block Sweden and Finland from joining the bloc because of their asylum registers NATO must deal with Ankara’s objections to Sweden’s and Finland’s potential accession to the alliance, said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The two Nordic countries have decided to apply for membership in NATO, but their offer has been rejected […]

  • Hultqvist on the broken NATO promise: “Expressed me a little definitely”

    Hultqvist on the broken NATO promise: “Expressed me a little definitely”

    Participants: Peter Hultqvist (S), Minister of DefenseFredrik Furtenbach, commentator Host: Pia Fridén

  • Security Policy Analysis – “NATO membership would be ‘conflict-preventing’

    Security Policy Analysis – “NATO membership would be ‘conflict-preventing’

    Six out of eight Riksdag parties are behind the content of the report. The Left Party and the Green Party are not behind the analysis as a whole. – All parties agree that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is the most extensive since World War II and the action constitutes a flagrant violation of international law […]

  • Right now: The security policy analysis is presented

    Right now: The security policy analysis is presented

    On March 16, the government initiated discussions with all parliamentary parties to discuss the security policy situation after Russia attacked Ukraine. The conclusions will form the basis for the decision on whether Sweden will join NATO. The press conference will be attended by Foreign Minister Ann Linde (S), Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S), Kenneth […]

  • Finnish leaders comment on NATO

    Finnish leaders comment on NATO

    Russia’s northern neighbor will seek membership in the US-led military bloc President Sauli Niinisto and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin made a joint statement on Thursday morning, reaffirming their desire to join NATO. The country refrained from requesting membership during the Cold War, but made a complete U-turn after the Russian attack on Ukraine in […]

  • VMA i Uppsala kommun •

    VMA i Uppsala kommun •

    – Vi utnyttjar varandras styrkor och fördelar och kompletterar varandra fullt ut och dessutom genomför en operativ planering och då blir det effekten att vi blir starkare tillsammans, säger försvarsminister Peter Hultqvist (S). De nordiska försvarsministrarna träffas i veckan och då kommer frågan upp om hur ett svenskt och finländskt Nato-medlemskap skulle kunna påverka samarbetet. […]

  • Finnish and Swedish decision-makers discussed NATO issues in Sweden

    Finnish and Swedish decision-makers discussed NATO issues in Sweden

    Erkki Tuomioja The vice-chairman of the committee (SDP) told Swedish decision-makers that Finland is likely to submit its membership application in the coming weeks because the measure is supported by a “strong majority” of both the public and the legislature. – I said this regardless of whether I think it is a good thing or […]

  • Finland and Sweden are not preparing for a bilateral defense alliance, Kaikkonen says

    Finland and Sweden are not preparing for a bilateral defense alliance, Kaikkonen says

    The idea was raised interview with Hufvudstadsbladet by Saturday Erkki Tuomioja (SDP), Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Defense Committee. Tuomioja said that the Swedish Minister of Defense, Peter Hultqvist, has proposed a Finnish-Swedish defense alliance as an alternative to NATO membership. He added that the proposal has also been discussed with Kaikkonen. “Apparently I’ve met Hultqvist […]

  • Minister of Defense: No Finnish-Swedish Defense League is planned

    Minister of Defense: No Finnish-Swedish Defense League is planned

    Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) said on Sunday that Finland and Sweden do not plan to form their own defense alliance. Kaikkonen’s comments followed the Swedish article Svenska Dagbladet with the Swedish Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist underestimated a Hufvudstadsbladet a story that quotes an MP Erkki Tuomioja (SDP) said that Hultqvist had proposed […]

  • Minister of Defense: NATO notes change in Finland’s membership debate

    Minister of Defense: NATO notes change in Finland’s membership debate

    Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) and the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg discussed Finland’s possible NATO membership at a meeting of the Union’s defense ministers in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon. Swedish Minister of Defense Kaikkonen at a separate meeting Peter Hultqvistand Secretary General Stoltenberg assured the two nations that NATO’s open door policy […]

  • The Finnish Minister of Defense will participate in a NATO meeting on the situation in Ukraine

    The Finnish Minister of Defense will participate in a NATO meeting on the situation in Ukraine

    On Wednesday, the Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Cen) attends a working session of the NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. "Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fundamentally changed the security environment in Europe. As a result, Finland has further intensified its co-operation with NATO […]

  • Right now: The Prime Minister is holding a press conference

    Right now: The Prime Minister is holding a press conference

    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) has called a press conference at 08.35. Also participating are Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) and Minister of Finance Mikael Damberg (S). Hear the press conference in the player above.

  • Magdalena Andersson in Finland

    Magdalena Andersson in Finland

    Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin are currently holding a press conference in Helsinki. The background is Magdalena Andersson’s and Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist’s talks today with the Finnish government on the war in Ukraine, the development of security policy, and co – operation between Sweden and Finland. The […]

  • The Finnish and Swedish defense ministers talk about security, mutual co-operation

    The Finnish and Swedish defense ministers talk about security, mutual co-operation

    On Wednesday, Finland participated in a joint military exercise organized by its Nordic neighbor Sweden in the western part of the island of Gotland, the Defense Forces said. At the same time, the Finnish Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen (Center) met his Swedish counterpart Peter Hultqvist In Visby, Gotland, to discuss the current security situation […]

  • Hear Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) about the security situation

    Hear Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) about the security situation

    Russia is mobilizing on Ukraine’s border, and Putin is calling for “military action” if NATO joins new members or armies in Russia’s immediate vicinity. How should Sweden act in the escalated situation? Hear Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) Guest: Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S)Comment: Thomas von Bogumil, reporter at YLEHost: Pontus MattssonProducer: Maja […]

  • Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) on the security situation

    Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) on the security situation

    Guest: Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S)Comment: Thomas von Bogumil, policy reporter at YLEHost: Pontus MattssonProducer: Maja LagercrantzTechnician: Joachim Persson

  • Billions at stake when Finland nobs Jas

    Billions at stake when Finland nobs Jas

    In December 2021, Finland’s Minister of Defense Antti Kaikkonen will leave a message that Sweden has been waiting for for five years. It will not be what you hoped for.– The Finnish government has decided to procure 64 Lockheed Martin F35 planes, he says. As one of the few countries, Sweden manufactures its own combat […]

  • Sweden’s first female prime minister presents her government

    Sweden’s first female prime minister presents her government

    Copenhagen, Denmark. (AP) – Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, presented her one-party-center-left-minority government on Tuesday with only a few changes compared to the previous government. Andersson, who has been Sweden’s Minister of Finance, chose Mikael Damberg to replace her in that role. Damberg had previously been Minister of the Interior. Andersson, the leader […]

  • EXTRA SECTION: The hybrid attack on the EU

    EXTRA SECTION: The hybrid attack on the EU

    The situation that has arisen in connection with the refugee crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland has been described by several as a hybrid attack. A term that has become increasingly common to describe certain security policy problems. “It’s like tailoring an approach that focuses on the weaknesses of the country you want […]

  • Sweden’s evacuation from Kabul completed

    Sweden’s evacuation from Kabul completed

    The Swedish evacuation operation in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, has now ended, says Foreign Minister Ann Linde (S) at the press conference that is currently taking place. According to Ann Linde, there are now no Swedish personnel left in Kabul, at the same time the ambition has not been reached to evacuate even more Swedes. The […]

  • Confirmed: Full-scale evacuation of the Swedish embassy in Kabul

    Confirmed: Full-scale evacuation of the Swedish embassy in Kabul

    Due to the rapid development of events in Afghanistan, the government is holding a press conference today at 3 pm. Foreign Minister Ann Linde, Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson and Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist will attend the press conference. The echo transmits immediately. Foreign Minister Ann Linde confirms Ekot’s information that all staff at […]

  • The Prime Minister is silent about Nordic criticism in espionage cases

    – Any kind of confidential dialogue about the work of intelligence services we keep to ourselves between us colleagues across national borders. – It is important, whether it is Nordic, European or NATO cooperation, that we have an important and close dialogue, she says. It is Sweden’s Minister of Defense, Peter Hultqvist, who is dissatisfied […]

  • Sweden is dissatisfied with Denmark’s response in espionage case

    Sweden is dissatisfied with Denmark’s response in espionage case

    – I do not think we have received a satisfactory answer, says the Minister of Defense according to the Swedish news agency TT. On Thursday afternoon, Peter Hultqvist answered questions from journalists after informing the members of the Riksdag’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee about the case. On Sunday, DR was able to reveal that […]

  • The Minister of Defense condemns Russia’s sanctions against FOI

    The Minister of Defense condemns Russia’s sanctions against FOI

    Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist condemns Russia’s sanctions against a Swedish head of department at the Swedish Defense Research Agency, FOI. Russia is imposing sanctions on eight EU citizens who are banned from entering the country – in response to EU sanctions against Russian citizens. The Swedish chief is responsible for one of the laboratories […]

  • Important message to the public in Malå in Malå municipality, Västerbotten county

    Important message to the public in Malå in Malå municipality, Västerbotten county

    Following NATO’s decision to leave Afghanistan, Sweden’s Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist points out that more women have been educated, terrorism has been prevented and Afghanistan’s own military capability has been strengthened. Sweden has had soldiers there since 2002 and the smaller group that remains will now also leave. An analysis of the results a […]

  • Sweden participates in secret anti-terror operation with the United States

    Sweden participates in secret anti-terror operation with the United States

    Sweden has been participating in a US-led operation to fight international terrorism in the Middle East for the past five years, TV4 reports today. Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) tells Ekot that the effort has led to concrete results. He does not want to go into details. “The operational parts are confidential. But I […]

  • The message – USA back as a team player

    The message – USA back as a team player

    The United States is back as a team player – that was the message when the United States’ new Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, made his NATO debut. “This means more stable cooperation,” said Peter Hultqvist, who attended parts of the meeting with NATO defense ministers. The answer to the question of the continued presence […]

  • ÖB is pleased that Sweden is strengthening its defense

    ÖB is pleased that Sweden is strengthening its defense

    At the People and Defense Conference, Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist highlighted the strengthening of the air defense with the new defense decision that now applies. He pointed out that Sweden will have about 100 Gripen aircraft, strengthen the air defense with American Patriotrobots, and get air defense for the Visby corvettes and lightly worn […]

  • KU critical of the government

    KU critical of the government

    A unanimous Constitutional Committee, KU, today presented its annual review of the government and criticizes several points. For example, Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde are criticized for not informing that the Iraqi Minister of Defense was, among other things, a Swedish citizen – when a new agreement was […]

  • The Minister: Reduced US presence has effects

    The Minister: Reduced US presence has effects

    Yesterday’s announcement that the United States is withdrawing half of its troops in Afghanistan and several hundred American soldiers in Iraq will obviously have effects on the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, says Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist. – It is clear that a reduced American presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq has effects on […]

  • Information: The United States was spying on Saab

    Information: The United States was spying on Saab

    The US intelligence service NSA is said to have spied on Saab with the help of the Danish intelligence service. This is stated by Danmarks Radio, which has spoken to several sources. The espionage took place in 2012-2014 when Denmark procured new combat aircraft and Saab’s Gripen was one of the competitors. It is Danmarks […]

  • Reinforced defense meets criticism

    Reinforced defense meets criticism

    Defense personnel increase from 60,000 to 90,000 people, the size of the army almost doubles, ships are added and the air force gets sharper weapons according to today’s defense policy bill. But the opposition believes that today’s proposal for defense is long-term underfunded. Peter Hultqvist today presented the government’s proposal on how the defense should […]

  • The regiments to Falun and Sollefteå when the defense is to grow

    The regiments to Falun and Sollefteå when the defense is to grow

    It is now clear that Sollefteå and Falun will once again have military regiments as the government, the Liberals and the Center Party have agreed on how the Armed Forces will be formed when it is to grow in the coming years. Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist had previously proposed a new regiment in Östersund, […]

  • Estonia wants Sweden to investigate the Estonia accident again

    Estonia wants Sweden to investigate the Estonia accident again

    Estonia is now reiterating its desire for Finland and Sweden to take part in a new and thorough investigation into what caused the sinking of Estonia in 1994. Today, Cabinet Secretary Robert Rydberg informed the Riksdag’s Foreign Affairs Committee. – Nothing is excluded at present when it comes to a further investigation. We have the […]

  • VMA in Bergsjön, Västra Götaland County.

    VMA in Bergsjön, Västra Götaland County.

    Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist says that there is a possible consensus on defense financing until 2025. S, MP, L and C already have an agreement, but now the Minister of Defense hopes that the messages from KD and M will ensure that the repository’s money is secured by 2025. – I have been commissioned […]

  • Sweden expands defense co-operation with Finland and Norway

    Sweden expands defense co-operation with Finland and Norway

    Sweden, Norway and Finland today signed a co-operation agreement on strengthened military operational defense co-operation in the North Calotte. In an interview with TV4, Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist says that the increased cooperation will act as a deterrent to Russia – This is a common ambition from both Sweden, Finland and Norway. And this […]

  • Construction of spy ships delayed

    Construction of spy ships delayed

    The construction of the Navy’s new signal reconnaissance vessel is delayed when the Polish shipyard that builds the vessel has financial problems and is under reconstruction. Neither FMV, which ordered the ship, nor SAAB, which received the contract, want to comment on whether there will be delays, but at the Polish shipyard they are told […]

  • The government sees no problem with the military staying in Mali

    The government sees no problem with the military staying in Mali

    The Swedish government sees no problem in continuing with the Swedish military efforts to stabilize the situation in Mali, despite the fact that a military junta recently took power in the country. – It is very important that we continue to be there. The mandate under international law still applies. In addition, we can state, […]

  • Sweden invites the United States to regular exercises

    Sweden invites the United States to regular exercises

    The United States has been invited by Sweden’s Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist (S) – to participate in the flight exercises over the North Calotte, which Sweden usually conducts together with Norway and Finland, reports Dagens Nyheter. The exercises between the Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish air forces – in which the F21 air flotilla participates […]