Talking Europe

Sweden's defence minister: 'We are going to increase our defence budget'

Sweden is officially neutral and has been since the Napoleonic wars. But today it is setting up military partnerships with gusto. Russia is threatening a military response if Sweden joins NATO. Both countries blame the other for the crisis in Ukraine. To find out why Stockholm is stepping up its defence, Eve Irvine speaks to Sweden's Defence Minister, Peter Hultqvist.


Programme presented by Eve Irvine

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Jean-Christophe Felt

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