"Sweden's ability to withstand and manage crises and wars are deeply neglected, according to the MSB."
"– Our totalförsvarsförmåga today is not at all where it should do, " says director-general Dan Eliasson to the TT."
"He does not exclude that civilplikten may need to be inserted again."
"There is a new deteriorating security situation in Europe and Sweden's neighbourhood – but our ability to meet the new threats has lagged behind for decades, according to Dan Eliasson, who participates in the People and defence national conference in Sälen."
"– It is lacking on many fronts, " says the director-general in an interview with TT."
"for Example, shows the latest storm, Alfrida on the shortcomings in electricity systems. Neither the food supply is sustained by the crisis, according to Eliasson, who also highlights the breakdowns in the payment system as a high risk."
"We need to make a concentrated effort in Sweden to create robust sustainable systems in energy, communications, transport, food, financial services, and the like," he says."
"It can, however, take many years to build up and the work needs to be accelerated, he believes."
" every day, my assessment is that the Swedish society is becoming more vulnerable. Something big must the state and the population in Sweden be prepared in a better way than today."
"He stresses the personal responsibility and reminiscent of the brochure on the crisis - and krigstips which was sent to all households last spring."
"It's not that, so that the state will come running after an hour and will help you, but we all have a great responsibility to prepare ourselves," he says."
"in the Past, Sweden had reserves of both food and drugs."
"HH: we Need to have it again?"
"– We need to have more readiness than in the day. But then if it is the state that will have the stocks or companies that may support stocking for the state – it remains to be seen, " he says."
"An investigator looking right now on it."
"Dan Eliasson does not exclude that civilplikten, which is dormant since 2008, may need to be activated again."
"– We notice it in times of crisis, as in the summer at the fires, to organisations rather quickly becomes exhausted. To work 24-7 for a long time, it wears on their core competencies and staff. Then you have to find other ways to secure the supply of personnel, " he says."
"– We need more hands and feet. Civilplikt can be a way to do it, if not other resources enough."
"He can't say how many, which in that case would need to be trained."
"another acute problem to overcome is the digitisation and the safety concerns come in the wake of the Dan says Eliasson. Right now, the trend in the wrong direction."
"– the Speed of the safety system when it comes to digitisation is not as fast as the actual digitisation. It makes us become more and more vulnerable, and we must reverse this trend now, " he says."
"New technologies such as the Internet of things (for example, smart watches, self-driven cars, remote-controlled lighting), 5G, and the AI increases vulnerability further."
"– Dramatically, " says Eliasson."
"at the same time, people's awareness on this type of security risks are generally very low, he believes."
" I think that many in Sweden are a bit sloppy with passwords, anti-virus and software update. If you have sensitive information need to think how to handle it."
"the defence forces are the activities required to prepare Sweden for war. Total defence consists of military and civil defence."
"the armed Forces shall, with the help of stödmyndigheter maintaining a military defense."
"The civil defense shall ensure that the society can handle the situations when preparedness is raised. The civil defense consists of state authorities, municipalities, county councils, private companies and ngos."
"the Work of our civil defense has been down for many years, but against the background of a deterioration in the security mode, the government decided in 2015 to planning should be taken up again and the civil defense to develop."
"much work remains to build up all the parts again. It applies, inter alia, issues relating to shelters and the supply of food at the threat of war and war."
"Source: the Government, the MSB"
"There are three types of military service:"
"is Implemented in the armed Forces. Sweden has a system that combines volunteerism with the duty. You can, therefore, be selected with duty if you are 18 years or seek voluntarily to the armed Forces if you are 19 years of age or older. Conscription is carried out in either the army, the navy or the air force."
"Could be made within both the military and civil defence and then in the activities that the government decides on. Currently civilplikten dormant, but the government may decide that it shall begin to apply again."
"3. General official duties"
"it Means that you continue on your regular job, be placed at another job, working in an ngo, or by the employment service to work with something that is particularly important for the armed forces."
"Last year was all Swedish households, for the first time in 57 years, a brochure with the crisis - and krigstips –"
"the most Important is food, water, heating and transport. It is good to have a layer with for example potatoes, pasta, canned goods, medicines and some water cans. A battery-operated radio to get the public service announcements is also important, as well as extra battery or so-called power bank to charge your mobile phone when household electricity consumption is eliminated. One should not expect anything (except vattenu002Ftoaletter) available in such shelters."
"The old publication"
"Now, as then pointed out that a foreign power can spread disinformation to mislead the population. But Sweden never give up if we are attacked, under both the 1961 as 2018, the year version. A classic formulation of hostile propaganda is almost literal:"