Extra money for defence and pensioners in spring budget

2:24 min
  • The war in Ukraine overshadows several proposals in the government's spring budget that was presented on Tuesday.

  • Extra money is set aside for refugee reception and civilian defence, but there is also more money to the poorest pensioners, and to the health care regions so they can hire more nurses.

  • However the minority Social Democrat government now has the challenge of trying to get its plans through parliament unscathed, something Swedish Radio's political commentator says is unlikely.