Sweden’s Armed Forces presents new organisation

The defence agreement between the government and the Centre Party, Moderates, and Christian Democrats in the spring resulted in an extra SEK 10.2 billion in funding for the Armed Forces over the next five years.  Sveriges Radio reports that the Armed Forces now have presented their new organisation, based on the new funds and the security situation in the Baltic region. One of the more visible results of the re-organisation will be the recruitment of 1,200 new full-time employees. “A lot of the money will go to staff, basic and personal material, training and setting up new units”, said Mikael Frisell, head of the Armed Forces in Region Nord. The press release from the Armed Forces can be read here.

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Edgar Mannheimer is a journalist at Mundus News. Edgar has a passion for politics, foreign affairs and music. He grew up in Egypt, the US, Stockholm, and Jordan, following his mother’s job as a foreign correspondent. Bilingual with English as an academic language and Swedish as his mother tongue, he returned to Sweden to study at Lund University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies. During his time in Lund he was editor-in-chief of Radio UPF, the radio committee of the Association of Foreign Affairs, and also started a music program as a solo project. After Lund, he moved to Stockholm and recieved a Master’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University’s media institution, JMK.