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  • The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities 2017

    Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    In its EU-related work in 2017, the Government is giving priority to three particular areas: a Europe for jobs and inclusive growth; a more ambitious climate, energy and environmental policy; and a solidarity-based refugee and migration policy and a secure world.

  • Sweden re-activates conscription

    The Armed Forces is planning for 4 000 recruits annually in basic military training in 2018 and 2019
    The Armed Forces is planning for 4 000 recruits annually in basic military training in 2018 and 2019. Photo: Swedish Armed Forces

    The Swedish government has decided to re-activate conscription from January 1 2018.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström on her way to present the Statement of Foreign Policy. Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Riksdagsförvaltningen

Statement of Foreign Policy 2017

On Wednesday 15 February 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström presented the Statement of Foreign Policy to the Riksdag.

Angel Gurría AND Magdalena Andersson
OECD Secretary-General Mr Angel Gurría presented their report on Sweden’s economic situation. Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

Sweden praised in new OECD report

OECD Secretary-General Mr Angel Gurría has today presented their report on Sweden’s economic situation. This time a special focus is on equality and gender equality. The OECD also expresses clear support for the Government’s fiscal policy. The report is part of the OECD’s regular review of the economies of its member countries.

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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President Jean-Claude Juncker to host Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth

Together with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host a Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, focusing on promoting fair jobs and growth.

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The Global Deal – a global initiative for better working conditions and inclusive growth

The Global Deal is a Swedish initiative, in partnership with ILO and the OECD, in which governments, businesses and workers across the world are making a common cause of extending the benefits of globalisation to everyone.

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