Stefan Löfven and Chancellor Angela Merkel look out over Berlin. Photo: Bundesregierung/Steffen Kugler

Jobs in focus at summit between Merkel and Löfven

Stefan Löfven visited Berlin yesterday for a private meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This was Mr Löfven's first visit to Berlin since taking office as Prime Minister. The agenda for the summit included jobs and the economic outlook in the EU, the situation in Ukraine, and migration.

Statement on the first anniversary of Yanukovych regime violence against protesters in Independence Square in Kyiv

Today we remember and honour the people who lost their lives in the Yanukovych regime's violent crackdown on protesters in Independence Square in Kyiv. Over the last twelve months, in violation of all international law, Russia has annexed Crimea and via so-called 'separatists' subjected Ukraine to acts of aggression that have so far claimed the lives of more than 5 000 people. Almost 1.5 million people have been forced to flee from their homes. The responsibility for this lies unequivocally with Russia.

Statement following discussion with European Council President Donald Tusk about Ukraine

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today spoke with the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk. The backdrop to the discussion was the fact that the ceasefire in Ukraine, which entered into force on Sunday 15 February, has obviously been broken by the separatists supported by Russia, in particular through their continued offensive against the town of Debaltseve.

Foto: Ola Torkelsson/TT Foto: Ola Torkelsson/TT

Government took part in memorial ceremony in Copenhagen

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman took part in a memorial ceremony in Copenhagen yesterday evening. The memorial ceremony was held to honour the two victims who died and the injured police officers, and to safeguard the freedom of expression.

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