News from the Government and Government Offices
Japan’s Prime Minister visited Sweden
On 8–9 July, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Sweden at the invitation of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. They met to discuss deeper economic cooperation, including innovation, the UN Security Council – of which both Sweden and Japan are members in 2017 – and the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan which will be celebrated next year.
Key acts and ordinances entering into force around the second half of 2017
This compilation contains a selection of acts and ordinances – both new and amended – that entered into force around the second half of 2017.
Next step to incorporate Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law
The Government in Sweden decided to submit a proposal to the Council on Legislation to incorporate the Convention on the Rights of the Child into Swedish law. The Government considers that the Convention’s strong position must be made clearer and that a child rights-based approach must have a major impact in the application of the law.
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.
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.
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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