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Officials say it is because of what Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist calls a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.In an interview with the BBC, a Swedish defense ministry spokeswoman said that starting January 1, 2018, 4 thousand young men and women will be called up to serve in the country’s armed forces. The decision would entail the call-up of 4,000 men and women for military training in 2018 and 2019, SR reported. U.S. consumer spending slows; inflation pushes higher
This points to the importance of quicker wage growth which hopefully we soon get even though I’ve been saying that for a while. Growth was just 1.9 per cent at an annual pace in the final three months of a year ago , the government said Tuesday. In September, non-NATO-member Sweden stationed permanent troops on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs. But the armed forces lack 1,000 active troops as well as 7,000 reservists, according to Sweden’s coalition government of Social Democrats and Greens.Although Finland and Sweden are not North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member states, they retain strong military cooperation with the organization. Ben Carson Confirmed as Housing Secretary
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The Australian dollar dipped slightly against dollar on Tuesday in thin trading as investors awaited a speech by U.S. Dow Jones closed up by 0.57 percent, S&P 500 ended up by 0.65 percent, Nasdaq finished the day up by 0.95 percent. But a military career had little appeal to generations of Swedes who had never set foot inside barracks. “That’s why it’s necessary to reintroduce compulsory military service”. During the Cold War era, almost 85 percent of Swedish men were drafted into the army due to the nearby threat of the Soviet Union.

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