On Tuesday presented the defense of its report on Sweden's security policy orientation and needs up to the year 2025.
All the parliamentary parties has during the preparation been behind the proposals that will form the basis for a new food. The starting point has been to strengthen the defence. But the question of what the ambitions will have to cost have caused the fragmentation. The social democrats did not want to commit themselves at a level of appropriations, which led to the four bourgeois parties never signed the final report.
– It is strange how the whole debate has become. The Conservatives are saying is that this should be written in, but we have no idea how it will be funded, says finance minister Magdalena Andersson.
in his report to the final report proposal requires an allocation of 84 billion from 2025. This represents an increase from last year's defence spending of around eur 54 billion, which is supposed to take place in stages.
Magdalena Andersson says she is not willing to sign a bet that is equivalent to 30 billion per year. The proposals need according to her count through more carefully.
" the Experience we have from previous försvarsberedningar is that we will reach what we want to do and what it costs. And then it turns out that it does not go together, " she says.
to försvarsambitionerna must be weighed against other needs, especially in welfare.
– 30 billion is equivalent to 60,000 nurses. In the state budget is always weighed everything against everything. Anyone who has done a budget, including a ten, know is to set things against each other. Should I go to the cinema, or should I buy the candy? Of course you have to see this in a context. What are the challenges we have ahead of us in terms of public finances? Not at least with the aging population that will require very extensive resurstillskott.
Magdalena Andersson dismisses the harsh criticism that have been put forward by the bourgeois parties. Liberal party leader Jan Björklund has called it ”irresponsible” of P that do not like to determine a level of defence spending.
" We, as Socialists, to take responsibility for the big picture and the plus and minus go together. The experience we have is not of the Moderates. It is not we who take a springnota, but Ulf Kristersson running and try to send the bill to me, " she says.
the conservatives economic policy spokesperson, says that all parties agree on how the Swedish defense capability should be strengthened.
But only four parties are willing to also allocate the resources required. We already showed in this year's state budget – the one that Stefan Löfven now govern – that we give priority to the armed forces, police and welfare. We can do it by, for example, say no to the ineffective labour market policies and byggsubventioner, " she says in a comment.
– the minister of Finance should do the same priorities and in addition refrain from introducing jubilee and the family week for the benefit of strengthening Sweden's security, " continues Elisabeth Svantesson.
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