The four Alliance party leaders at Tuesday's press conference.
The four Alliance party leaders at Tuesday's press conference. Credit: Hossein Salmazadeh/TT

Opposition presents ten ways to strengthen crisis preparedness

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After the vast forest fires in Sweden, the opposition Alliance has presented a ten-point plan to strengthen the handling of civilian crises.

All four Alliance party leaders were at the press conference on Tuesday where the proposals were presented. Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson said "now is not the time for inquiries but for decisions".

The press conference took place just a few days after the government presented a plan that included a proposal to double the number of emergency service personnel trained annually from 500 to 1,000, and to increase investment in fire-fighting equipment.

Over the past few weeks, Sweden has experienced a persistent heatwave and has been severely affected by forest fires, primarily in the Jämtland, Dalarna and Gävleborg regions. 

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