Women and men must have equal power to shape society and their own lives. For this to be possible, men's violence against women must stop. In the last few years the Government has deepened and intensified its extensive initiatives to combat men's violence against women implemented during the last electoral period.
Sweden has come through the crisis better than most comparable countries. Government policy has focused on using the surpluses built up prior to the crisis to prevent Sweden from being excessively affected. As growth is gradually expected to rise and the situation on the labour market slowly improves, the need to support the economy will successively decline. Fiscal policy will then enter a new phase - public finances will gradually return to surplus, which will act as a buffer.
"We are deeply concerned about the situation. All parties must show restraint to avoid further escalation. Russia has a responsibility not to violate international law and instead act through dialogue and other peaceful means. The sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be respected. I welcome that the international community, mainly through the UN and the EU, are now discussing the situation."
Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation Hillevi Engström strongly condemns the fact that Uganda is enacting new legislation that discriminates against homosexuals in the country. From a Swedish point of view, it is unacceptable to discriminate against people on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs or skin colour.
Ministry of Finance,
20 February 2014
Anders Borg presents new forecast
Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
19 February 2014
Minister for Foreign Affairs presented the Statement of Foreign Policy
Ministry of Education and Research,
18 February 2014
New report on PISA study and Sweden
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