POLITICS

Committee to explore need for new government powers in times of crisis

1:52 min
  • A parliamentary committee will examine if Sweden's constitution needs changing to give governments greater powers to deal with peacetime emergencies - like pandemics.
  • Justice Minister Morgan Johansson said Sweden sticks out as a nation that doesn't give its governments much latitude to handle such crises, but that the issue is "delicate".
  • The committee will wrap up its work by mid-November 2023 - 13 months after Sweden's next election.