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Sweden chairing international innovation network
On Wednesday 1 July, Sweden assumed the Chairmanship of EUREKA, an international network that aims to promote transnational cooperation projects in market-driven research and development.
Facts and Figures - Swedish Government Offices Yearbook 2014
The purpose of the yearbook is to present facts and figures about the organisation, responsibilities and activities of the Government Offices.
HeForShe launched in Sweden
On 18 June, the United Nations global HeForShe campaign for gender equality was launched in Sweden. The objective is to show that gender equality is not a women’s issue, but an issue for women and men alike.
Stefan Löfven presented the Government’s priorities in the EU
On 23 March, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Government’s priorities in the EU. Among the Government’s priorities in the EU for 2015 are more jobs, sustainable growth, and fair conditions in the labour market.
Sweden and Romania cooperate on social policy
On Friday 5 June, Åsa Regnér, Sweden’s Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality and Rovana Plumb, Romania’s Minister of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly signed a joint declaration on social policy.
Ministries and ministers
The ministry is responsible for the Government’s education, research and youth policy.
The ministry is responsible for the business sector, housing and transport, ICT, regional growth and rural policy.
The Ministry of Finance works with issues concerning economic policies, taxes, central government administration, financial markets and consumer policy.
The ministry is responsible for social welfare, including health promotion and health care for the sick.