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Increased growth but greater risks
The Government’s priorities ahead of the Budget Bill for 2016 are clear. We will invest in what makes Sweden strong. In our Sweden, more people will have a job, the negative trend in schools will be turned around and climate emissions will be reduced. This is the message from Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson, presenting the Ministry of Finance’s latest economic forecast and the focus of the Budget Bill for 2016 at Harpsund today.
Ahead of the climate change conference COP21 in Paris
The Government wants to see a global, fair and legally binding climate agreement at the climate change conference COP21 in Paris in december. A strategy has been drawn up to guide Sweden's work ahead of Paris. The Government has also decided to give further financial support to developing countries.
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.
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