the Document from the Department of foreign affairs (UD) is an instruction, so-called talepunkter, as DN has taken part of. It is written to give the Swedish diplomats ' basis for the authority's potential contacts with the host country,” according to the document's introduction.
It has been approved by the foreign MINISTRY's senior officers and was sent out across the world on Wednesday night.
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one and A half days earlier had the defense under the leadership of Björn von Sydow (S), proposed that Sweden's defense will be strengthened.
Värnkraft a gradual increase of the allocation to the Defence forces to the 84 billion by 2025. The committee's proposals mean that the defence share of gross domestic product (gdp) will increase from the present 1 per cent to 1.5 per cent by the year 2025.
When the social democrats at the last moment not wanted to conclude an agreement on the försvarsekonomin so left the four bourgeois parties preparation.
But none of this is evidenced by the MINISTRY's instruction on what should be delivered to world governments. Which is only very briefly:
”There is a broad consensus on security policy analysis, and on the need to strengthen the military defence, and the overall ability of the defence forces. Four parties have, however, chosen not to write during the Försvarsberedningens report.”
– It is not an objective picture of what the preparation to come up with. The foreign MINISTRY deny the single most important discussion in Sweden on this policy area in the last week with the occasion of the committee's report, said the Liberal member in the preparation of Allan Widman to DN.
in the preparation is Mikael Oscarsson. He responds that the proposed sharp increase in defence spending to 1.5 per cent of gdp is not at all mentioned by the foreign MINISTRY.
– In many countries it is the first thing they ask us how much percentage of gdp we spend on defense today, and how our proposal affects the level. But the foreign MINISTRY provides no information about it at all, nor why half of the parliamentary parties is not written in the report.
– It would be better to talk about that all are agreed on the objectives, but not about the economy, " says Mikael Oscarsson.
time UD seems to have difficult to manage to the defense to draw its own conclusions. After the committee's interim report, Resilience in december 2017, sent the foreign MINISTRY also talepunkter. The wording in them, then gave a dimmed image of the new image of the threat against Sweden.
DN revealed this in January 2018, which the minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström (S) dismissed with the words, ”it was to make a hen of a feather”. But the controversy came instead to completely dominate the first day at the People and Defence national conference in Sälen, which began at the same time.
In Sälen created prime minister Stefan Löfven (S) further confusion by also he seemed to take away from the conclusion of an armed attack against Sweden cannot be ruled out, something that seven parliamentary parties in the preparation agreed. Thereon, stated Margot Wallström derogatory remarks about the preparation as the ”group” as ”just changed the location of some sentences”.
the Confusion was so great that defense minister Peter Hultqvist (S) to the end had to go up and declare that the government does not ”appealed tenders” the defense and had the full confidence of the preparation and its president, Björn von Sydow.
led to Allan Widman reported it to the parliament's constitutional affairs committee (KU). It ended with KU in a unanimous report in June 2018 criticized the MINISTRY for foreign affairs:
”the Committee underlines the importance of talepunkter to its content is so formulated that they do not lead to misunderstanding or giving rise to conflicting interpretations,” wrote KU.
the Hut has apparently not gone home at the MFA. I think this again is a nonchalant action. You should be more delicate when it claims to reflect the content of the report, criticises Allan Widman.
He is joined by Mikael Oscarsson, the christian democrats:
– Despite the fact that Margot Wallström and the foreign office was criticised for shared selectively and omitted certain things, so do it in the same way again now. It is very remarkable that, in this way, politicise something that should be a brief description, criticizes Mikael Oscarsson.
indicates that it is approved by the foreign MINISTRY cabinet secretary Annika Söder, who is Margot Wallström's closest associates and the highest official. It is also approved by the MINISTRY for foreign affairs of the foreign ministry for political affairs Anna-Karin Eneström has been expert from the MINISTRY's side in the defense.
Eneström says in a written comment to the document talepunkter ”is an instrument for the support of the foreign MINISTRY's missions abroad to use in talks at the home base. The aim is not to leave these to interlocutors, but that they should be used when the need arises for questions and conversations at the home base”.
She also points out that the beneficiaries ”are encouraged to take part of the Försvarsberedningens report and the summaries in Swedish and English”.
”In the summaries are more comprehensive information about the report, among other things, shows that the defense is proposing an increase in appropriations for the military defence to the 84 billion by the year 2025, equivalent to 1.5 per cent of GDP,” writes the Eneström.
Foreign diplomats in Stockholm, on Friday the chance to get an own image of the report after its chairman Björn von Sydow presenting it to them.