In this week will get a few thousand swedes have an unusual letter in the mail. It is from the Swedish Forsvarsmakten and informs the beneficiaries that in case of war or increased readiness intend to seize their vehicle.
Thus revives the Swedish government, according to the Teknikens värld theme park the so-called Totalförsvarsplanering, who has not been in use since the 1990s. The government wants to strengthen the defence of the country, and if war breaks out vehicles ranging from tractors to snowmobiles one of the first mangelvarer.
According to the medium will 'some thousands' of vehicles, will be appointed within 40 different categories.
you Are among the owners, who stand to get his vehicle seized by the military, is there not something to do. The state's decision is valid for three years and may not be appealed to any klagemyndighed, points to the Teknikens värld theme park.
in return you will be compensated for the loss and for costs, it may have to deliver the vehicle to the military.
Opposite the Swedish Radio tells major Otto Gröntoft looking Forsvarsmaktens udvælgelsesarbejde that the number of owners, who this time are asked to have the car keys ready, is lower than in the past.
- the Last time, Forsvarsmakten made use of the opportunity was in the 1990s. At the time, it involved a much larger number of people, he says to Swedish Radio.
If Forsvarsmakten at a time you will need to make the seriousness of the decisions, will the vehicles remain in the state ownership. Even if they were to survive the elevated threat or war, they will not be returned, once the threat is stabilized again.
In Denmark, you also have the duty to make its vehicle available to them during the war, when it is not 'on reasonable terms can be purchased or rented by the rekvirerende'.
according to an announcement from 1976.
Also here, one will in such case receive full compensation for what is lost. The obligation does not apply to properties that are 'essential for the owner's or user's ability to maintain himself and his family'.
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