"We are dismayed by the shipwreck in the Mediterranean in which a large number of people drowned on their way to Europe. The unscrupulous people-smugglers who exploit the situation of desperate people bear a large part of the responsibility. The reports of the tragedy are harrowing and heart-rending, and the EU must now take action and strengthen our joint measures to try to prevent a repeat of this tragedy", says Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Morgan Johansson, Minister for Justice and Migration.
Today the Government is presenting its proposed direction for economic policy ahead of the Budget Bill for 2016.
"Sweden is facing a number of major future challenges that we must tackle. At the same time, the large deficits mean that our reforms must be fully funded. We are now prioritising investments in our common future for more jobs and greater competitiveness, knowledge-based education in equal schools with time for each pupil, a better environment and increased welfare and security," says Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson.
In December 2015, the world's countries will gather in Paris for the twenty-first Meeting of the Parties under the UN Climate Change Convention. The meeting is of particular importance since the parties are set to agree on a new global climate agreement that will apply from 2020. Prior to the meeting, the government has developed this strategy to guide Sweden's work towards Paris.
Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson signed a cooperation agreement on climate cooperation with China's climate minister Zhang Yong during a visit to Beijing on 9 April.
The cooperation agreement opens the way for deeper dialogue with Chinese negotiators and decision-makers on climate change, and the countries will establish a joint working group to launch the cooperation as soon as possible. It also opens up for cooperation between experts and researchers on economic policy instruments, technical innovations, climate-efficient technologies and system solutions for sustainable cities.
Prime Minister's Office,
31 March 2015
Stefan Löfven visited New York and Washington
Prime Minister's Office,
28 March 2015
Visit to China focuses on trade, human rights and diplomatic relations
Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
27 March 2015
Swedish Government envoy in talks with the King of Saudi Arabia
A UN solidarity movement aimed at engaging men and boys in the fight for gender equality.
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