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New forecast: Strong Swedish economy

The Swedish economy is in recovery, with growth this year and next expected to be considerably stronger than previously foreseen. We believe GDP growth in 2015 will reach 3.6 per cent, which is the highest growth rate for more than four years. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest forecast for the economy and public finances today.

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Prevent, preempt and protect – the Swedish counter-terrorism strategy

The Government has drawn up a new national counter-terrorism strategy that will form the basis of Sweden’s long-term work in this area, both nationally and internationally. The aim is to create a clear structure for the work needed to combat terrorist crime. The strategy emphasises the importance of cooperation and clear follow-up of the work done.

Picture of the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén and the Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér
Picture of the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén and the Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, Åsa Regnér. Photo: Sören Andersson/Regeringskansliet

A Feminist Government

Sweden has the first feminist government in the world. There is a focus on gender equality, both in national and international work. Women and men must have equal power to shape society and their own lives. Ultimately it is a question of human rights, democracy and justice. Gender equality is also a part of the solution to the challenges facing society. Gender equality is a matter of course in a modern welfare society – for social justice and economic development.

Photo: Jonas Svensson, Swedish Armed Forces

Sweden for the UN Security Council 2017–2018

Sweden is a candidate for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the period 2017–2018. Our candidacy for the Security Council is an expression of our readiness to take responsibility for promoting peace, security and sustainable development.

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