The EU must become more gender-equal

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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

    Ambassador for Climate Change Anna Lindstedt and Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson
    Ambassador for Climate Change Anna Lindstedt and Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson at the UN Climate Conference COP20 in december 2014. Photo: Hanna Björnfors/Government Offices

    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.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

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.

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven Photo: Martina Huber/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 holding a speech to students at  the University of Gothenburg.
One of the topics that Prime Minister Stefan Löfven raised during his visit to the University of Gothenburg was the need for greater gender equality in the EU. Photo: Bobbo Lauhage/Kamerapress

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.

Illustration: Government Offices of Sweden

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Ministries and ministers

Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister’s Office is responsible for leading and coordinating the work of the Government Offices.

Stefan Löfven Prime Minister
Kristina Persson Minister for Strategy, Future Issues and Nordic cooperation

Ministry of Culture

The ministry is responsible for culture, media, democracy, human rights at national level and religious communities.

Minister for Culture and Democracy Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke Minister for Culture and Democracy

Ministry of Defence

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s defence policy.

Försvarsminister Peter Hultqvist
Peter Hultqvist Minister for Defence

Ministry of Education and Research

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s education, research and youth policy.

Gustav Fridolin Minister for Education
Helene Hellmark Knutsson Minister for Higher Education and Research
Aida Hadzialic Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training

Ministry of Employment

The ministry is responsible for labour market policy and has coordination responsibility for the introduction of newly arrived immigrants.

Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson.
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment

Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation

The ministry is responsible for the business sector, housing and transport, ICT, regional growth and rural policy.

Mikael Damberg Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
Anna Johansson Minister for Infrastructure
Mehmet Kaplan Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Information Technology
Sven-Erik Bucht Minister for Rural Affairs

Ministry of the Environment and Energy

The ministry is responsible for the Government’s environmental, energy and climate policy.

Klimat- och miljöminister Åsa Romson
Åsa Romson Minister for Climate and the Environment, Deputy Prime Minister
Energiminister Ibrahim Baylan
Ibrahim Baylan Minister for Energy

Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance works with issues concerning economic policies, taxes, central government administration, financial markets and consumer policy.

Minister for Finance Magdalena Andersson
Magdalena Andersson Minister for Finance
Minister for Public Administration Ardalan Shekarabi
Ardalan Shekarabi Minister for Public Administration
Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance
Per Bolund Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs, Deputy Minister for Finance

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Sweden's missions abroad are responsible for Sweden’s foreign, development assistance and trade policy.

Utrikesminister Margot Wallström.
Margot Wallström Minister for Foreign Affairs
Biståndsminister Isabella Lövin.
Isabella Lövin Minister for International Development Cooperation

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The ministry is responsible for social welfare, including health promotion and health care for the sick.

Minister for Social Security Annika Strandhäll
Annika Strandhäll Minister for Social Security
Portrait of Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality Åsa Regnér
Åsa Regnér Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality
Photograph of Gabriel Wikström, Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport
Gabriel Wikström Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport

Ministry of Justice

The ministry is responsible for the judicial system, migration and asylum issues, emergency preparedness, fundamental laws, civil law, etc.

Justitie- och migrationsminister Morgan Johansson
Morgan Johansson Minister for Justice and Migration
Anders Ygeman Minister for Home Affairs