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Sweden stands out against the backdrop of other EU countries, having adopted a more…
On 5 September, the Nord Stream 2 company began laying the first pipes in the Gulf of Finland, thus marking the start of the gas pipeline’s construction.
The Swedish government commissioned the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration to begin negotiations with the US government to purchase the Patriot defence system.
The Aurora 17 national military exercise is taking place in Sweden on 11-29 September, in parallel to the Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 manoeuvres.
On 28 March, the European Commission sent a letter to the governments of Denmark and Sweden, in which it confirmed its position on Nord Stream 2.
On 21 February, Sweden’s minister of foreign affairs, Margot Wallström, met her Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov in Moscow.
Sweden and Finland are increasingly concerned about the defence of their Baltic Sea islands, Gotland and the Åland Islands.
It is most likely, that Russia is behind actions conducted in the Stockholm archipelago.
The Russian-Ukrainian crisis has changed the perception of Russia in Sweden and contributed to growing concern over the security of the country.
Sweden is thus interested in new forms of military co-operation with NATO. It sees the growing significance of the NATO Response Force, which after 2014 will contribute to maintaining interoperability of NATO member states as part of…