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  • More older people and children in the coming decade means increased needs for schools, health and social care

    Today the Ministry of Finance presents the latest forecast for the economy and public finances, along with an analysis of future demographic needs. By 2025 the number of children and older people in Sweden will have increased significantly, resulting in a greater need for public welfare services. Resources for these services will also increase. The forecast for net lending has been revised sharply upwards both for this year and for the coming years.

  • EU leaders discuss migration, security and defence in Brussels

    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven interviewed by media
    Prime Minister Stefan Löfven after the European Council on 23 June. Photo: Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

    At the meeting of the European Council on 22–23 June, EU heads of state and government adopted conclusions on security and defence, and the Paris Agreement on climate change. They also agreed to extend the sanctions against Russia but did not succeed in reaching agreement on the reform of the Common European Asylum System. Prime Minister Stefan Löfven represented Sweden.

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Concluding session of The Ocean Conference in New York. On stage, from left: Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo, Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama from Fiji, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin and Under-Secretary-General Catherine Pollard. Photo: Lisa Laskaridis Sarmiento/Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations

The Ocean Conference concluded in New York

"I truly believe this conference will constitute the gamechanger we so desperately need. Now the work really begins to save our oceans", said Minister for International Development and Climate Isabella Lövin as The Ocean Conference concluded in New York on Friday. The Conference adopted a Call for Action where all 193 Member States agree to a set of measures to reverse the decline of the sea. Over 1 300 voluntary commitments were made in order to to save the world’s oceans.

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.

Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

The Swedish Government’s overall EU priorities 2017

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.

Photo: Shutterstock

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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