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MSB’s responsibility for EU's logistics service for civilian crisis management missions is extended

Published: 29 April 2021

For the last three years, MSB has been responsible for the EU's logistics service for civilian crisis management missions. This assignment is now being extended for another 18 months.
– We welcome the extension and how it gives us the opportunity to continue to develop the service, says Filip Staake, project manager for the assignment.


Scooping aircraft in place in case of wild fires

Published: 1 April 2021

The Swedish scooping aircraft are now in place ahead of the forest fire season. The timeframe is from first of April until October 30th and can respond to fires in both Sweden and the EU.
– The preparedness is continuously adapted based on risk of fire in the country. The aircraft, if needed, are also expected to be deployed to other EU member states, as they are part of the joint preparedness, says Petronella Norell, head of the National and Civil Protection Operations Section, MSB.


EU-minister Hans Dahlgren visited MSB´s EU-warehouses

Published: 15 March 2021

Sweden’s minister for EU affairs, Hans Dahlgren digitally visited the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, on the 12th of March to learn more about the agency´s work concerning CSDP Warehouse II and the work within the EU´s civil protection mechanism specifically regarding the rescEU medical stockpile.


MSB proposes replacement for the Rakel radio communication system

Published: 12 February 2021

Today, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is submitting its response to a Government assignment regarding the collective need for a new, developed and secure communication system for critical civil services. In the response, MSB describes the background of the collective need for a new communication system and proposals of technical solutions and the division of roles.


Transatlantic roundtable on societal security in the light of covid-19

Published: 29 January 2021

Yesterday MSB arranged a high level international roundtable to collect insights on how the pandemic is affecting societies’ ability to prevent and handle crises.


Two more scooping aircraft reinforce the forest fire preparedness

Published: 28 January 2021

Since last year, MSB has an agreement with Saab AB including two scooping aircraft for extinguishing wildfires. MSB has now activated an option for two additional aircraft for the period 2021-2023.


Camilla Asp appointed Deputy Director General and acting Director General of MSB

Published: 8 January 2021

Camilla Asp is taking up the position as Deputy Director General and acting Director General of MSB. She previously served as head of MSB’s department for crisis preparedness and civil defence.


Dan Eliasson has requested to be transferred from his position as Director General of MSB

Published: 8 January 2021

At his own initiative, Eliasson met a day early with Home Affairs Minister Mikael Damberg to consider the issue of his situation following his Christmas and New Year’s trip to the Canary Islands.


New research investment in the effects of Covid-19 for future crises

Published: 22 December 2020

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Formas) have come together in a joint initiative during the pandemic to fund projects that can produce knowledge to address future global crises. The projects will share 20 million kronor in funding and will help determine over the next year how to improve Sweden’s crisis preparedness.


MSB brings increasing humanitarian presence to crisis-affected countries

Published: 16 December 2020

Over the past months, access to humanitarian aid has deteriorated in many crisis-affected countries worldwide, mainly as a consequence of the spread of COVID-19 and increasing conflict tensions. MSB are currently providing three new large scale deployments to facilitate humanitarian presence in hard to reach areas in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and to the border area between Sudan and Ethiopia.

Latest reviewed: 26 June 2020

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