Intelligence budget doubles
The budget of the Swedish Intelligence Service, Säpo, has doubled over the past ten years, the daily Sydsvenska Dagbladet reports. An increasing share of the budget goes to counter-terrorism, a unit that has grown from 18 percent of the budget in 2001 to 29 percent last year.
But the unit in charge of body guards has also swelled, from 24 percent of the budget to 42 percent.
After the terrorist attack in the US on the 11th of September, and following the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in Stockholm in 2003, Säpo's work has been given a higher priority.