Crisis Manager Instead of Super Agency
The Swedish government has rejected plans to create a super agency to coordinate crisis management.
Instead, the prime minister’s office will have a round-the-clock crisis manager. A new study has been commissioned to set up the office, and a previous study aimed at creating a new agency has been cancelled.
The concern for crisis management follows confusion among the Swedish authorities during the Asian tsunami disaster, in which more than 500 Swedish vacationers died in Thailand.