News from the Government and Government Offices

  • Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the results of the referendum in the United Kingdom

    It is now clear that the people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. We respect their decision, but it is a serious one - primarily for the people of the UK, who had a great deal to gain by remaining, but also for the EU.

  • Statement by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven on the murder of British parliamentarian Jo Cox

    My fellow party colleague has been killed in a heinous attack. The murder of Jo Cox is an attack on democracy because it is an attack on a person serving it. This is why it concerns all of us who believe in a free society. My thoughts are with Jo Cox's family and her colleagues.

  • Agreement on Swedish energy policy

    Agreement Swedish energy policy
    Caption: Lise Nordin (Swedish Green Party), Minister Ibrahim Baylan (Swedish Social Democratic Party), Lars Hjälmered (Moderate Party), Rickard Nordin (Centre Party) and Penilla Gunther (Christian Democrats) took part in the press conference. Photo: Jens Persson/Government Offices

    The Government, the Moderate Party, the Centre Party and the Christian Democrats have concluded an agreement on Sweden’s long-term energy policy. The agreement consists of a common road map for a controlled transition to an entirely renewable electricity system, with a target of 100 per cent renewable electricity production by 2040.

Photo: Maskot/Folio.

Fair working conditions

The Government safeguards the Swedish model, which builds on agreement between unions and employers on terms of employment in the labour market. Sweden is also pursuing issues in the EU on fair competition for businesses, and on rights and conditions for EU citizens who are posted to work in Sweden.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

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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