Carl Haglund starts as Minister of Defence on 5 July
On Friday, 29 June, the President of the Republic appointed Carl Christoffer Haglund, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration), a Member of the Government and Minister of Defence as of 5 July. Haglund is Party Leader and a Member of the European Parliament. On the same occasion, the President of the Republic released upon request Stefan Erik Wallin, Master of Social Sciences, Member of Parliament, from his duties as a Member of the Government and Minister of Defence as of 5 July.
The swearing-in of the new Minister of Defence will take place at the government plenary session on Thursday 5 July.
Inquiries: Olli-Pekka Heinonen, State Secretary, tel. +358 9 1602 2006, Prime Minister's Office