News from the Government and Government Offices
Additional measures for reception of refugees
On 24 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and Deputy Prime Minister Åsa Romson presented additional measures to create a breathing space for Sweden’s refugee reception.
More measures to combat terrorism
On 19 November, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented more measures to combat terrorism in Sweden. These measures focus on giving government agencies a new tool for information gathering, biometric passport controls and considering camera surveillance for buildings where there is a general threat and for particularly vulnerable places.
The Government’s work regarding the refugee situation
The most difficult refugee situation in modern times is currently under way. Intensive work is in progress to find solutions to the major challenges that exist. An important task for the Government is to make it easier for public authorities to manage the situation in both the short and long term.
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.
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.
The Government helps municipalities place unaccompanied minors
During the autumn, the Government has taken a number of decisions and initiatives to support municipalities in their work with unaccompanied minors. The Government has proposed a new form of placement of children, ‘supported accommodation’, which will apply from 1 January 2016.
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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