More money promised for Baltic defence

The centre-right government has promised to spend more on defence in the Baltic, on top of what they announced in Monday’s election manifesto.

The SEK 1.3 billion would allow the Swedish airforce to get into the air more often to meet potential threats, and to stay airborne for longer. There would also be money for more training, write the leaders of the Alliance parties in Dagens Nyheter.

The Swedish military must still save money by reducing headcount, and the SEK 1.3 billion will be raised by making cuts in other parts of the state budget, reports Dagens Nyheter.