20 Apr '15, 7am

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden raises defence budget amid Russia concerns

Sweden will raise defence spending by 10.2 billion kronor (1.09 billion euros, $1.18 billion) for the period 2016 to 2020, the government said Friday amid concerns over Russia’s military resurgence. “The agreement sends a signal, internationally, that Sweden is reacting to the security situation in the world, that Sweden is a guarantor for peace and stability in northern Europe and that the defence of Sweden’s territory is in focus,” Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told the TT news agency. Sweden’s left-wing minority government, made up of the Social Democrats and the Greens, had announced a 6.2 billion kronor increase over five years on March 12. But the opposition had rejected that bid, saying it was too little money. Friday’s agreement was negotiated together with the conservative Moderates, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats. The agreed sum is however about ...

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